A Yale professor and Goldman Sachs veteran are teaming up on an eccentric new blockchain-powered social network to try to make Facebook irrelevant
- The Yale professor who invented Mirror Worlds has embarked on a new venture: an eccentric new social network meant to threaten tech giants like Facebook and Google.
- The new social network, called Revolution Populi, will operate on the blockchain and is slated to launch next year.
- Gelernter and Revolution Populi CEO Rob Rosenthal, a 19-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, spoke to Business Insider about their gambit to challenge social media monopolies.
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Yale professor David Gelernter thinks you should be fed up with Facebook.
Gelernter has teamed up with Rob Rosenthal, a 19-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, to launch the new social media, dubbed "Revolution Populi."
It may seem far-fetched, but they're counting on the general public becoming so fed up with Facebook - but still craving a social media outlet - that Revolution Populi becomes a global movement. A Facebook spokesperson did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
"There has to be a different way, because that's not what the internet was built for. And we believe we've come up with a solution," Rosenthal said.
Gelernter and Rosenthal spoke to Business Insider about their vision for the future of social media. Here are some key takeaways.