Historian and futurist George Gilder says that Google Marxism just repeats Karl Marx’s error with their technology. Because of this Gilder says that Google is delusional and is “having a nervous breakdown.”
Vin Cerf, co-inventor of TCP-IP now at Google, is a defender of the existing Internet architecture, a porous and perforated structure that allows all the money and power to be sucked up to the top where Google rules. That’s why I wrote Life After Google. He should read it.
— George Gilder (@ScandalOfMoney) July 20, 2018
A lot of people don’t really understand what Marxism was. The key error of Marxism was Karl Marx’s belief that the industrial revolution of the 19th century was the final human attainment, a kind of eschaton that the problem of productivity and wealth creation had been solved forever.
From then on, the only challenge would be how to distribute wealth, rather than how to create it. Well, Google Marxism just repeats Karl Marx’s error with the new technology. Google believes that their AI artificial intelligence, their machine learning, their robotics, their algorithmic biology, their search, and their solutions constitute a new eschaton, a new final achievement of human beings that’s even more grandiose than Karl’s original vision and that the Google people imagine a singularity where the machines will eclipse human minds and allow all of the rest of us to retire on beaches and collect a guaranteed annual income, the new fashion in silicon valley while Brin and Page fly off with Elon Musk to some remote planet in a winner-take-all universe.
I just think this is delusional. Google faces impossible business problems, contradictions in their strategy, flaws in their technology, misunderstandings of the very computer science that underlie all their technology. I think Google is having a nervous breakdown.
They dominated this era. This is the Google era. We live in it, but the next step is to upload your mind into the Google Cloud. I said I balk at this next step in the Google system of the world.