Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World” as Want to Read:
Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  100 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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
ebook, 368 pages
Published October 17th 2000 by Free Press (first published 1996)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Telecosm, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Telecosm

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 217)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
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
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.
Very informative book regarding progression of internet world.
Nick Tredennick
Economics of scarcity and abundance
Felipe marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2015
Alessandro marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2014
Brie marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2014
Dominik marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2014
Crtw marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2014
Jason added it
Dec 01, 2014
Raed is currently reading it
Nov 16, 2014
David Arcoleo
David Arcoleo marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2014
Greg Cripe
Greg Cripe marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2014
Greg Cripe
Greg Cripe marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2014
Matthew Chappell
Matthew Chappell marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2014
Calvin Lai
Calvin Lai marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2014
Wael marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • New Rules for the New Economy
  • Darwin Among The Machines: The Evolution Of Global Intelligence
  • Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
  • Blown to Bits: How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy
  • The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution
  • Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT
  • Growing Up Digital: Rise of the Net Generation (Oracle Press Series)
  • The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress
  • Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Chip Company
  • Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
  • On the Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore
  • Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us
  • Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web
  • Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know
  • Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory Of The Web
  • Redesigning Humans: Choosing Our Genes, Changing Our Future
  • Becoming a Woman of Freedom
  • Compass: A Story of Exploration and Innovation
Wealth and Poverty The Israel Test Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World Men and Marriage Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology

Share This Book