By George Gilder
RECOMMENDED READING: By the author of Wealth and Poverty, Life After Television deals with the telecomputer, a powerful interactive system connected by fiber-optic threads to other PCs around the world. It will change the way we do business, educate our children and spend our leisure time. It will imperil large, centralized organizations: television networks, phone companies, government bureaucracies and multinational corporations. George Gilder proposes an optimistic scenario: the United States 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.