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

by George Gilder


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621575764
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,077
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

GEORGE GILDER, one of the leading economic and technological thinkers of the past forty years, is the author of nineteen books, including Wealth and Poverty, Life after Television, Knowledge and Power, and The Scandal of Money. A founding fellow of the Discovery Institute, where he began his study of information theory, and an influential venture investor, he lives with his wife in western Massachusetts.

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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Anonymous 19 days 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”.