By Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
In an extraordinary collaboration, prime worldwide thinkers in expertise and overseas affairs supply us their broadly expected, transformational imaginative and prescient of the long run: a global the place everyone seems to be connected—a international choked with demanding situations and advantages which are ours to fulfill and to harness.
Eric Schmidt is one among 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 principles and a former adviser to secretaries of kingdom Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. With their mixed wisdom and stories, the authors are uniquely located to tackle many of the hardest questions on our destiny: Who should be extra strong sooner or later, the citizen or the kingdom? Will know-how make terrorism more straightforward or more durable to hold out? what's the courting among privateness and defense, and what sort of can we need to surrender to join the hot electronic age?
during this groundbreaking ebook, Schmidt and Cohen mix remark and perception to stipulate the promise and peril looking ahead to us within the coming many years. instantly pragmatic and inspirational, it is 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 heritage maintains to conform. On person, neighborhood and nation degrees, throughout each geographical and socioeconomic spectrum, they exhibit the dramatic developments—good and bad—that will rework either our daily lives and our figuring out of self and society, as know-how advances and our digital identities turn into a growing number of essentially real.
As Schmidt and Cohen’s nuanced imaginative and prescient of the close to destiny unfolds, an city expert takes his driverless motor vehicle to paintings, attends conferences through hologram and dispenses housework robots via voice; a Congolese fisherwoman makes use of her shrewdpermanent cell to watch marketplace call for and coordinate revenues (saving on high priced refrigeration and combating overfishing); the capability arises for “virtual statehood” and “Internet asylum” to free up political dissidents and oppressed minorities, but in addition for tech-savvy autocracies (and maybe democracies) to use their electorate’ 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 global will quickly glance, from of our such a lot prescient and expert public thinkers.