People will take ownership of their own data, cutting out the giant “middle man.” George Gilder is an early sympathizer of intelligent design and taken his lumps for that. It wasn’t how the media wanted to perceive a tech sector guru.
His most recent book, Life after Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, offers a more hopeful view of the world after AI, based on the creativity of uniquely individual human beings.
Gilder thinks that the enormous tech companies will be replaced by flattened hierarchies in which people take ownership of their own data, cutting out the giant “middle man.” He calls the successor era he envisions the “cryptocosm,” referring to the private encryption of data, represented by technologies such as blockchain.
Gilder believes that the big tech companies’ centralizing culture was absorbed from the universities so many current employees attended. He describes the milieu as follows:
“Focusing on stopping progress, barring new power plants, dismantling chemical facilities, mobilizing against Israel, and other reactionary pursuits, Ivy institutions are pursuing the fancies of a declining intellectual and business elite, full of chemophobic nags and luddite lame-ducks quacking away on their miasmic pools of old money as the world whirls past them.”
See also: ID friendly tech guru George Gilder on his “information theory of capitalism”
Unleash the Mind: An Intelligent Design Approach to Economics (Johnny Bartlett)
George Gilder in National Review on evolution (William Dembski)