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 unheard of collaboration, prime international thinkers in know-how and international affairs supply us their commonly expected, transformational imaginative and prescient of the long run: an international the place everyone seems to be connected—a global packed with demanding situations and advantages which are ours to fulfill and to harness.

Eric Schmidt is one in all Silicon Valley’s nice leaders, having taken Google from a small startup to 1 of the world’s such a lot influential businesses. Jared Cohen is the director of Google principles and a former adviser to secretaries of country Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. With their mixed wisdom and stories, the authors are uniquely located to tackle the various hardest questions on our destiny: Who might be extra strong sooner or later, the citizen or the nation? Will know-how make terrorism more uncomplicated or more durable to hold out? what's the courting among privateness and defense, and what kind of can we need to quit to join the hot electronic age?

during this groundbreaking e-book, Schmidt and Cohen mix remark and perception to stipulate the promise and peril watching for us within the coming many years. instantaneously pragmatic and inspirational, it is a forward-thinking account of the place our international 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 details and expertise revolution in human heritage maintains to conform. On person, group and kingdom degrees, throughout each geographical and socioeconomic spectrum, they demonstrate the dramatic developments—good and bad—that will remodel either our daily lives and our figuring out of self and society, as know-how advances and our digital identities develop into increasingly more essentially real.

As Schmidt and Cohen’s nuanced imaginative and prescient of the close to destiny unfolds, an city expert takes his driverless vehicle to paintings, attends conferences through hologram and dispenses home tasks robots by means of voice; a Congolese fisherwoman makes use of her shrewdpermanent cellphone to observe industry call for and coordinate revenues (saving on expensive refrigeration and combating overfishing); the aptitude arises for “virtual statehood” and “Internet asylum” to free up political dissidents and oppressed minorities, but additionally for tech-savvy autocracies (and possibly democracies) to use their voters’ cellular units for ever extra ubiquitous surveillance. alongside the way in which, 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 a superb research of the way our hyper-connected international will quickly glance, from of our such a lot prescient and expert public thinkers.

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