Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy

Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy

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Overview

You can say goodbye to today's Internet, New York Times bestselling author George Gilder says.

Soon the current model of aggregated free content populated with "value-subtracted" advertising will die a natural death, due, of course, to the simple fact that absolutely no one wants to see online advertising. What will tomorrow's Internet look like?

In Life After Google, Gilder takes listeners on a brilliant, rocketing journey into the very near-future, into an Internet with a new "bitcoin-bitgold" transaction layer that will replace spam with seamless micro-payments and provide an all-new standard for global money.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541407077
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 311,943
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

George Gilder is a journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and preeminent economic thinker who is credited with helping develop the supply-side economic theory. He has served as chairman of the Lehrman Institute's Economic Roundtable and is cofounder of the Discovery Institute.

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Eric Michael Summerer is a voice actor and producer who has narrated numerous audiobooks as well as countless instructional recordings and video games. He earned an Audie Award nomination for Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Back to the Future-The Ride xi

Chapter 1 Don't Steal This Book 1

Chapter 2 Google's System of the World 11

Chapter 3 Google's Roots and Religions 25

Chapter 4 End of the Free World 37

Chapter 5 Ten Laws of the Cryptocosm 45

Chapter 6 Google's Datacenter Coup 51

Chapter 7 Daily's Parallel Paradigm 63

Chapter 8 Markov and Midas 75

Chapter 9 Life 3.0 93

Chapter 10 1517 109

Chapter 11 The Heist 119

Chapter 12 Finding Satoshi 129

Chapter 13 Battle of the Blockchains 143

Chapter 14 Blockstack 159

Chapter 15 Taking Back the Net 171

Chapter 16 Brave Return of Brendan Eich 179

Chapter 17 Yuanfen 189

Chapter 18 The Rise of Sky Computing 199

Chapter 19 A Global Insurrection 213

Chapter 20 Neutering the Network 227

Chapter 21 The Empire Strikes Back 241

Chapter 22 The Bitcoin Flaw 247

Chapter 23 The Great Unbundling 257

Epilogue: The New System of the World 269

Some Terms of Art and Information for Life After Google 277

Bibliography 285

Notes 293

Index 313

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Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
George Gilder definitely has something interesting to say about information theory, and has certainly done a lot of legwork when it comes to new innovations in networking and cryptography, but he has written this book badly enough that I can barely detect any of it. From chapters that flow together so poorly that they seem to just be articles cut-and-pasted next to each-other, to an overindulgence in the purplest, most obscure prose I have ever read (he sure loves the word “otiose”), to arguments that refuse to define their terms and swing wildly from topic to topic, I am baffled as to how Mr. Gilder thought this worthy to publish. On top of that, I suspect I disagree with several of his arguments ... though I am so unsure as to what they /are/ that it’s hard to say. The best part was after I endured a long, incoherent argument about why an articial medium like a computer could never host a creative consciousness, only to find Mr. Gilder turning around in a later chapter about Bitcoin and, without a hint of self-awareness, quoting Andreessen: “rich old white men crapping on technology they don’t understand can be counted on to be wrong roughly 100 percent of the time”.
CharlesKadlec 21 days ago
The subtitle of LIFE AFTER GOOGLE, The fall of big Data and the rise of the Blockchain Economy, suggests yet another revolution is remaking the modus operandi, capabilities an the security for users of the internet. George Gilder takes the reader around the curve and explains why the internet, which began as a way for individuals to use email has transformed itself into a major and increasingly dominant platform for business transactions, The leading examples include Amazon, Apple and Facebook. But, as Gilder shows, this is just a beginning. The problems created by ecommerce include security and maintaining a secure identity. The real gift is Gilder's understanding of the risks and opportunities that now confront the world of commerce in a dangerous world. In the final chapter Gilder writes: "The Google system of the world focuses on the material environment rather than on human consciousness, on artificial intelligence rather than human intelligence, on machine learning rather than on human learning, on relativist earth rather than on the search for truth, on copying rather than on creating, on launching human hierarchies in a flat universe rather than on empowering human beings in a hierarhic universe. It seeks singularities in machines rather than in human minds. The new system of the world must reverse these positions, exalting the singularities of creation: mind over matter human consciousness over mechanism, real intelligence over mere algorithmic search, purposeful learning over mindless evolution, and truth over chance. A new system can open a heroic age of human accomplishment." Getting to and appreciating that claim makes reading LIFE AFTER GOOGLE a journey of adventure while gaining a new appreciation for the ingenuity and creativity of the human mind and spirit.
Vietnam1968 More than 1 year ago
George Gilder gives an insight to the future about how Google, and Facebook will have to increase their computer size to continue to grow. Their limits will be electrical power to run all the servers needed to continue to grow. A very insightful book.
Vietnam1968 More than 1 year ago
George Gilder gives an insight to the future about how Google, and Facebook will have to increase their computer size to continue to grow. Their limits will be electrical power to run all the servers needed to continue to grow. A very insightful book.
Vietnam1968 More than 1 year ago
George Gilder gives an insight to the future about how Google, and Facebook will have to increase their computer size to continue to grow. Their limits will be electrical power to run all the servers needed to continue to grow. A very insightful book.
Vietnam1968 More than 1 year ago
George Gilder gives an insight to the future about how Google, and Facebook will have to increase their computer size to continue to grow. Their limits will be electrical power to run all the servers needed to continue to grow. A very insightful book.
loyolanaveenyonnex More than 1 year ago
big data, big lies, big theft. American led, NATO ( North america technology orangutans) liars can't we understand the data they collect. just want to do research at others people expense. a few good lies and the few dirty men behind the lies: Singularity: Robot better than humans? oh sure. like the human who built the y2k bug and then looted $200 billion by year 2000 , will now develop a Robot ot do our work? Watson and IBM: 2. Watson has not earned any revenue. Tesla inc, 3. Giga Factory, Nevada USA He Mr elon musk customer of BNY melon, is no Nikola tesla legla heir. He is getting Panasonic , Japan to build batteries and all he does is talk and enjoy resorts with his latest wife. Check the Tesla car, you will see th eli-ion battery is made by panasonic. Elon is like School dropout Larry ellison, oracle, good at power point presentation at oracle world! -one world and unlimited looting ideas! I can give afew more: but leave to the great IIT students amd MIt students to figure out the scams -Quantum computing, 5g my big slippers and bathroom slippers are hawaii from BATA. all you big data dada form kolkata to kansas be aware.
naveensreedevan More than 1 year ago
Solitary arseman and the fall of Silicon valley: Issac asimov production presentS: life after THE Endeavour: iN COLLABORATION WItH GAYLORD ARTHUR CLARKE, FREEGATeS PRODUCTIONS: YEAR 2666: ARSEMeN TaKES CONTROL AND THERE IS A TERROr IN THE CITY -DATA CENTERS OF GOOGLE is blown to bits, facebook users are left without a identity. no one to talk to this is the next scam after 911. silicon valley dc's wil be attacked so that they can buy new HPc computers using the insurance claims. and new laws require users before signing on to digital websites to comply and fall inline with numerous regulations to comply. Similar to 911. homeland security etc. After all just like wall street money, digital assets of digital economy is all illusion! that is the reason I am not invested in digital assets -phones, vr, ar, gopro. i am going only for real 'offline' stuff that last longer and dont give me EMF radiation. hifi (best cost $10,000 upwards) small theatre not your smarttv. so with everything. sticking to 1970s steve mcqueen ideas! not your digital car with bugged dashboard, GPs (that is off by miles) and so also my food -less is more. not organic(composit fed) plants/fruits or antibiotic fed industrial diseased chicken My song industrial disease -edited as usual: :digital virus direstraits song Somebody bugged me with a miners code somebody blew the whistle now the factory is shut got a job in frutkart gotta pick grocery from the shelve pack and ship via Elbee or fedex return to sender as it is a fake order some come out in sympathy some blame the board some blame oracle microsoft it dont matter as it is all fake everything is hyped nothing is real