George Gilder is a well-known tech investor, best-selling author and renowned technology futurist who’s made some noteworthy predictions over the past few decades.
One of which was his “telecosm” prediction about the smartphone revolution that he shared in his book, Life After Television, in the early 1990s.
Here’s what he predicted back then:
The most common personal computer of the next decade will be a digital cellular phone with an IP address… It will be as portable as your watch and as personal as your wallet; it will recognize speech and navigate streets; it will collect your mail, your news, and your paycheck.”
The smartphone revolution didn’t really take off until around 2007, so George Gilder was way ahead of his time when he wrote that, and I think that’s a real credit to him.
In any case, I think it’s safe to say that anyone who listened to George back then could have made considerable gains within a (relatively) short period of time.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that everything George predicts comes about.
Nobody has a crystal ball. But he does have a knack for predicting some of the most game changing tech trends in the world. Which, to me, means he’s someone worth paying attention to, especially if you’re interested in tech investing.
So let’s take a look at what he’s predicting for 2021 and beyond.
What Are George Gilder’s Predictions for 2021?
George Gilder has made a number of technology related predictions for 2021, which he details throughout his various presentations, reports, books and websites he contributes to.
However, there is one main prediction for 2021 that stands out, and it’s all about what he describes as the “cryptocosm.”
In a presentation called “Get Ready For The $16.8 Trillion “Reboot” of 2021 and Beyond,” George explains how (he believes) today’s internet cannot survive and that a “reboot” could potentially change everything about the way we live.
He says it could change how we get paid, how we save, spend, invest… everything. He even says it could change the way we interact with one another.
And that this change could come about very quickly, catching many by surprise.
This “reboot” will change how you interact with your family and friends. It will change how you invest. It could, in fact, change the entire landscape of publicly traded companies. And do so faster than you can possibly imagine.
Why does he think there’s going to be a “reboot”?
Because, as George explains in the presentation, the internet as we know it, and the major tech companies built on top of it, are using centralized technology that he says is riddled with security issues and privacy risks that many people are unaware of.
And he’s not wrong.
According to hacked.com, 2020 was one of the worst years for cybersecurity on record with over 737 million files breached in total, a 67% increase from 2014.
So just as more and more people are using the internet to connect with one another, earn money, and make purchases (sharing personal and financial information in the process), tech giants are harvesting more and more of this information and storing it in centralized databases.
Which, according to George, “creates both a deep vulnerability and a dangerous conflict of interest.”
Throughout the presentation, George refers to companies like Apple, Amazon and Google, and how they’re using Big Data to feed off of the information we give them:
Every one of our biggest companies today — Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and, of course, Google — is a tech titan that’s built their empire on what most of us know as “Big Data.”
And he says this business model cannot last:
As it stands, with countless hacks and privacy violations, the Google model cannot last. It’s destined to crumble. And with it, we’ll lose a major cornerstone of today’s massive digital economy.
Sounds pretty grim… but according to George, there is a solution.
He calls it the cryptocasm, which is basically a term he made up to describe a new “system of the world” which “gets its roots in the cryptographic revolution that gave us Bitcoin.”
In the presentation, George points out that blockchain technology (the technology underpinning Bitcoin) is the solution because it’s decentralized and cryptographically secured.
And this is what his main 2021 prediction centers around, blockchain technology. Specifically, the companies building innovative products, platforms and services on top of this technology.
Blockchain technology is a fairly complex topic, and as such it’s a whole different discussion. But to sum it up, a blockchain is essentially a database that stores a list of digital transactions.
The original and most well-known blockchain is the Bitcoin blockchain which is a cryptographically secured, decentralized, open monetary network.
Bitcoin’s primary use-case is (arguably) as a store of value, given it has a fixed supply of 21 million coins. But thanks to innovations like the Lightning Network, it’s being used by more and more people for everyday payments and for other finance-related purposes such as rewarding online content creators with micro-payments.
There are other blockchains that are used for purposes other than just financial, though.
As time goes on, more and more tech companies are working on innovative blockchain solutions involving uses cases for the Internet of Things (IoT), smart contracts, and personal identity protection. So there’s a lot of innovation taking place in this space.
And George says he can help you take advantage of this trend.
How Can You Benefit From George’s Predictions?
There are several ways you can learn about, and take advantage of, George’s predictions for technological innovation in 2021. However, the primary way is to join his service, called The George Gilder Report, as this is where he shares his analysis and stock picks.
The George Gilder Report is a monthly newsletter service headed up by George Gilder and published by Three Founders Publishing, that’s aimed at helping subscribers find lesser-known investment opportunities associated with emerging technology trends.
In other words, it’s a stock picking service focussed on emerging tech.
The main benefit of joining is getting access to George’s current “model portfolio” of stocks he recommends. Including the exact stocks he says could benefit from the coming “cryptocosm” (AKA blockchain technology revolution).
In addition, subscribers of The George Gilder Report also get access to new stock picks, research and analysis each month. So it’s not just about stock picks, you get to learn from George and be among the first to know about his future predictions.
Also, if you join through the “$16.8 Trillion Reboot” presentation mentioned earlier, you can get a discount on the joining fee ($19 instead of $199 for 12 months) and some bonuses.
The first bonus George is offering is a copy of his book called “Life After Google” sent out to you by mail. This goes into much more detail on what he talks about in the presentation with respects to the flaws associated with the current tech landscape, and what he thinks the future holds.
He’s also offering the following special reports:
- The Truth About Artificial Intelligence
- Our Robot Future
- The True 5G Revolution
As you’d expect, these reports are based on technology trends and the stocks George believes could benefit as a result of those trends.
Even without these bonuses, getting access to The George Gilder Report for $19 is a pretty sweet deal if you’ve been wanting to learn about which stocks George recommends, and which ones he recommends going forward.
What if you don’t want to join his service?
If you don’t want to join The George Gilder Report, you can still learn from George and benefit from his insights by joining his free daily email newsletter service.
To do that, all you need to do is visit his website, Gilder’s Daily Prophecy, and sign up to start receiving his “tech prophecies” which are emails sent out Monday to Friday each week.
You should expect to receive some promotional emails as part of this, that’s just the way these things work. But George shares some really worthwhile insights in his emails, so this could be a great place to get started if you’re not ready to join his paid service.
Is George Gilder The Real Deal?
George Gilder is a well-regarded investing expert, financial author, economist and technology futurist. His service, The George Gilder Report, only launched in 2019, but he’s been analyzing and sharing commentary about technology related trends for over 30 years.
And during that time he has established an impressive track record of calling upcoming trends and sharing quality stocks with subscribers.
Some of his most notable predictions include his work in briefing Ronald Reagan about the microchip in 1986, and predicting the smartphone revolution in 1993.
And when it comes to stock recommendations, he has helped readers see triple and even quadruple digit gains over the years, particularly as part of his previous service called The Gilder Technology Report which was popular during the 1990s.
According to the website, he recommended a company called Analog Devices which netted subscribers 563% in just over three years, Broadcom which provided a 1,969% gain in 861 days, and JDS Uniphase which returned a 4,132% gain in just over three years.
Of course, not all of George’s predictions have paid off, and nobody gets it right all of the time, but he clearly knows his stuff. And many who’ve listened to his predictions over the years have benefited from the tech stocks he’s recommended.
To learn more about George Gilder, check out the YouTube video below by Hoover Institution. It provides some unique insights into George, his investing philosophy and recommendations:
George Gilder is a well-known tech investor that has shared some of the most game changing predictions over the years. And not just with subscribers of his newsletter services.
George has shared valuable insights with readers of high profile sites like Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. As well as with through his books, videos and free emails.
In 2021, his main predictions revolve around the “cryptocasm.”
Which, as I explained earlier, is a term he uses to describe the innovation surrounding blockchain technology and the revolutionary trends he sees taking place in that space.
Within his “$16.8 Trillion Reboot” presentation, George says this technology could solve many of the (ever-increasing) problems plaguing technology companies today, given that blockchain technology is both decentralized and secured by cryptography.
He also shares insights into things like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and 5G technology. Basically anything to do with disruptive, emerging technologies and the companies he thinks are positioned to benefit from these trends.
In order to access to his stock picks and analysis, however, you need to join his service, The George Gilder Report, through the Three Founders Publishing website.
Which is a legitimate service, and could be worth checking out if you’re interested in investing in emerging tech companies and learning from one of the best in the business.