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Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World

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The computer age is over.
After a cataclysmic global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm -- the world enabled and defined by new communications technology. Chips and software will continue to make great contributions to our lives, but the action is elsewhere. To seek the key to great wealth and to understand the bewildering ways that high te
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ebook, 368 pages
Published October 17th 2000 by Free Press (first published 1996)
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Paul Bard
Any book by Gilder is a feast of factual and solid material about the real world.

Because Gilder deals in hard realities in both their archetypal and algorithmic expressions, his prose is varied. With this book he has helpfully broken the tone changes down for us:

Books 1 and 2 - science and history.
Books 3 and 4 - business and investing.
Book 5 - questions.

The key idea is this:

The electronic age is over.

Why? Because: "photonics beats electronics."

Major implication: dumb networks beat smart networ
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Larry Van Valkenburgh
A little dated since it was originally written in 1996, it still provides a good history of the early development of the Internet, and the technologies and personalities involved. Guilder makes several statements that are simply not true and he also makes many predictions, some of which came true, some which didn't. But generally his book was very readable.
Shivansh Chaudhary
A very good follow up to microcosm. Futuristic and visionary. Don't try reading in one go. Re-read.
Lynn
Very informative book regarding progression of internet world.
Nick Tredennick
Economics of scarcity and abundance
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