The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen


In an extraordinary collaboration, top worldwide thinkers in expertise and overseas affairs supply us their broadly expected, transformational imaginative and prescient of the long run: an international the place everyone seems to be connected—a international filled with demanding situations and merits which are ours to fulfill and to harness.

Eric Schmidt is one in every of Silicon Valley’s nice leaders, having taken Google from a small startup to at least one of the world’s so much influential businesses. Jared Cohen is the director of Google rules and a former adviser to secretaries of country Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. With their mixed wisdom and reviews, the authors are uniquely situated to tackle a few of the hardest questions on our destiny: Who can be extra strong sooner or later, the citizen or the kingdom? Will expertise make terrorism more straightforward or tougher to hold out? what's the courting among privateness and safeguard, and what kind of do we need to surrender to be a part of the hot electronic age?

during this groundbreaking booklet, Schmidt and Cohen mix remark and perception to stipulate the promise and peril looking forward to us within the coming many years. right now pragmatic and inspirational, this can be a forward-thinking account of the place our global is headed and what this implies for individuals, states and businesses.

With the boldness and readability of visionaries, Schmidt and Cohen illustrate simply how a lot we need to glance ahead to—and watch out of—as the best info and know-how revolution in human background maintains to adapt. On person, group and nation degrees, throughout each geographical and socioeconomic spectrum, they display the dramatic developments—good and bad—that will rework either our daily lives and our knowing of self and society, as know-how advances and our digital identities turn into progressively more essentially real.

As Schmidt and Cohen’s nuanced imaginative and prescient of the close to destiny unfolds, an city expert takes his driverless automobile to paintings, attends conferences through hologram and dispenses house responsibilities robots via voice; a Congolese fisherwoman makes use of her shrewdpermanent mobilephone to watch marketplace call for and coordinate revenues (saving on expensive refrigeration and combating overfishing); the capability arises for “virtual statehood” and “Internet asylum” to free up political dissidents and oppressed minorities, but additionally for tech-savvy autocracies (and probably democracies) to use their voters’ cellular units for ever extra ubiquitous surveillance. alongside the best way, we meet a cadre of foreign figures—including Julian Assange—who clarify their very own visions of our technology-saturated future.

Inspiring, provocative and soaking up, The New electronic Age is an excellent research of ways our hyper-connected international will quickly glance, from of our such a lot prescient and expert public thinkers.

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