Life After Television

The Coming Transformation of Media and American Life
Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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In this remarkably prescient audiobook, Gilder predicts how television will merge with other technologies and evolve into the telecomputer, a personal computer adapted for video processing and connected by fiber-optic threads to other personal computers around the world. This interactive system will change how we do business, educate our children, and spend our leisure time. It will imperil all large, centralized organizations, including broadcasting and cable networks, phone companies, government bureaucracies, and multinational corporations. But the United Statesh has only to unleash its industrial resources to command the "telefuture", in which new technology will overthrow the stultifying influence of mass media, renew the power of individuals, and promote democracy throughout the world.

©1990 George Gilder (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A CONCISE APPRAISAL

A concise appraisal of the future of televisions, telephones and computers and the convergence of all three... in spite of government interference.

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Great technology summary

Lessons about head in the sand, government missing big picture, and disruptive technologies coming along. The concept of 10bn transistors on a single chip is mind boggling for the number of new applications and products that will become feasible.