David Magerman is a computer scientist who developed a name for himself while working alongside Robert Mercer – a long time Trump supporter. Robert Mercer was a significant part of the financial aspects of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
After a study, Magerman believes he has figured out who the true internet enemy is—and it’s humans. He might only be speaking of people’s cyberselves and not the blood-and-flesh, physical parts, but his belief remains the same. The majority of Magerman’s research comes from internet titans such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter that have thousands of employees who click on user’s personal information like it’s their morning coffee; however, it’s the personal information that users are willing to enter that’s causing these titans to make billions.
Even through controversial and settled lawsuits with Mercer, David Magerman’s idea on social media and the personal data on it didn’t change. Magerman was the initial $400,000 donor to the cause that worked to break-up Facebook. One significant detail is they quickly learned that there isn’t a guarantee that another stronger and higher social voice isn’t going to slide into void left by Facebook.
After the realization set in, Magerman created Different Ventures where he worked alongside investors such as Alex Katz and Nick Adams. Both investors have a keen interest in large data and the impact social internet can have, and they are also experienced with investing in profitable start-ups.
David Magerman’s goal is to develop a new and exciting type of internet that is safe, secure, and easy to use. He is looking to build a version where titans such as Facebook and Twitter are compressed and worth only a percentage of what they are today. Magerman hopes that in the future, the value of social media juggernauts is going to depend on what they do for their customers, and not the personal information that their clients provide.
Magerman stated that he is looking to create an encrypted layer that ensures communication and an environment has a human being’s identity associated with it. He also said that he does concede that there is always going to be a need for anonymous space on the internet so that it can protest the dissident in all repressive countries.