Life After Google

Life After Google

The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy

Book - 2018
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"The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it's coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder--the peerless visionary of technology and culture--explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Google's astonishing ability to "search and sort" attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies--videos, maps, email, calendars.... And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of "aggregate and advertise' works--for a while----if you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads. The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the "cryptocosm"--the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google. Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a 'great unbundling,' which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet"--Dust jacket.
Contents: Prologue: Back to the future
the ride
Don't steal this book
Google's system of the world
Google's roots and religions
End of the free world
Ten laws of the cryptocosm
Google's datacenter coup
Dally's parallel paradigm
Markov and Midas
Life 3.0
1517
The heist
Finding Satoshi
Battle of the blockchains
Blockstack
Taking back the net
Brave return of Brendan Eich
Yuanfen
The rise of sky computing
A global insurrection
Neutering the network
The empire strikes back
The Bitcoin flaw
The great unbundling
Epilogue: The new system of the world
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Regnery Gateway, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 338.476 G
Characteristics: xv, 320 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781621575764
1621575764

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