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Telecosm - George F. Gilder

Paperback Published: 23rd April 2002
ISBN: 9780743205474
Number Of Pages: 368

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The guru of high technology and a man whose "slightest utterance can move stocks" "(The Wall Street Journal)" presents a clear, cogent vision of the future of telecommunications; what it will mean in our everyday lives; and how savvy investors can get on the bandwagon today.

With his books (including the groundbreaking "Microcosm), " top-selling newsletter, testimony before Congress, and annual Telecosm conferences, George Gilder has become the premier prophet of bandwidth and connectivity. In this revised version of "Telecosm, " Gilder takes technology buffs and investors on a mind-bending tour inside the worldwide webs of glass and light, explaining how fiber optics and wireless breakthroughs are pushing new technologies and new companies to the fore.

Industry Reviews

"The Economist" Even sceptics would do well to read "Telecosm..."Mr. Gilder's messianic intensity and relentless optimism exert a grip on the reader that never lets go. You may not understand everything in "Telecosm, " but it may change your mind in unexpected ways.
Blair Levin "The Washington Monthly" The book is a masterful, and highly readable, review of the science, technology, and companies that are changing the landscape of communications...Gilder's overview of the emerging landscape is the best I've read.
David Gelernter National Review Over the last decade hundreds of books have investigated this fast-changing landscape-which underlies the future of the Internet, the web, and computers in general, of phones and TV and communication and culture; Gilder's is one of two or three that are indispensable..."Telecosm" is one of the best technology books I have ever read.
Newt Gingrich "The Washington Times" George Gilder's new book "Telecosm" will become "must reading" for everyone who wants to know what comes after the computer-Internet revolution.
Edward Rothstein "The New York Times" If, for some, Mr. Gilder's pronouncements have the weight of Scripture, it is not just because they promise untold this-worldly benefits...Forget the mundane: in the new age, cloaked in wings of light, we Gilderites will dwell in telecosmic utopia.

Prologue: Abundance and Scarcityp. 1
New Lightp. 13
Maxwell's Rainbowp. 15
The Imperial Sciencep. 19
Enter the Laserp. 24
The Light-Speed Limitp. 31
The New Paradigmp. 43
The Road to the Fiberspherep. 45
The Collapse of the Seven Layersp. 61
The Law of the Telecosmp. 69
The Wireless New Worldp. 82
The Satellite Etherspherep. 96
The Coming of Component Softwarep. 110
The Storewidth Paradigmp. 132
Revolt Against Abundancep. 147
Betting Against Bandwidthp. 149
Tilting Against Monstersp. 165
The Triumphal Telecosmp. 181
The Rise of a Paradigm Starp. 183
Deluge of Dumb Bandwidthp. 193
Searching for a New Intelp. 209
The TeraBeam Erap. 232
The Meaning of the Lightp. 243
The Lifespan Limitp. 245
The Point of Lightp. 255
Afterword: Beyond the Telechasmp. 264
A List of Telecosm Playersp. 274
Nine Stars of the Telecosmp. 276
The Telecosm Glossaryp. 293
Indexp. 341
Acknowledgmentsp. 357
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ISBN: 9780743205474
ISBN-10: 0743205472
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 23rd April 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.39

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