The New Digital Age
Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
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In the next decade, five billion new people will come online, posing for our world a host of new opportunities--and dangers. Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen traveled to thirty-five countries, including some of the world's most volatile regions andmet with politicalleaders, entrepreneurs, and activists to learn firsthand about the challenges they face. Packed with fascinating ideas, informed predictions, and prescient warnings, "The New Digital Age" tackles some of the toughest questions about our future: how will technology change the way we approach issues like privacy and security, war and intervention, diplomacy, revolution and terrorism. And how can we best use new technologies to improve our lives? More than a book about gadgets and data, this is a prescriptive glimpse of how technology is reshaping our world and the lives of the people who live in it.
With a new afterword.
Eric Schmidt is executive chairman of Google, where he served as chief executive officer from 2001 to 2011. A member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Schmidt also chairs the board of the New America Foundation and is a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.