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

Key insights from George Gilder's

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


Key insights from George Gilder's

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

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How blockchain will transform the internet, computing, and life as you know it.

You may have heard that if you’re not paying for a digital product, you actually are the product. Behind Google’s seemingly benign business model, which is marked by “free” services, is the harsh reality that you’re paying for Google’s products with your time, attention, and personal data. In “Life After Google,” George Gilder explains why Google’s ecosystem will ultimately fail, and why blockchain offers a novel way to manage information management and computing.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are curious about the emergence of bitcoin
  • Are interested in learning about the flaws in Google’s business model
  • Wonder whether another technology revolution is coming in the near future
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Today, you have access to more information, art, and tools than your grandparents could have ever dreamed of. Thanks to Google and its ecosystem of service providers, such as YouTube and Google Scholar, you can access just about anything — from articles on DNA sequencing to live Lady Gaga performances — with just a few clicks. But to pay for those great services, Google collects massive amounts of data about you and sells it to companies, so those companies can bombard you with advertisements.

Meanwhile, you have to frequently change your password, update your online accounts...

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