From two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and harness. The New Digital Age is the product of an unparalleled collaboration: full of the brilliant insights of one of Silicon Valley's great innovators - what Bill Gates was to Microsoft and Steve Jobs was to Apple, Schmidt (along with Larry Page and Sergey Brin) was to Google - and the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, formerly an advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.
Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From technologies that will change lives (information systems that greatly increase productivity, safety and our quality of life, thought-controlled motion technology that can revolutionise medical procedures, and near-perfect translation technology that allows us to have more diversified interactions) to our most important future considerations (curating our online identity and fighting those who would do harm with it) to the widespread political change that will transform the globe (through transformations in conflict, increasingly active and global citizenries, a new wave of cyber-terrorism and states operating simultaneously in the physical and virtual realms) to the ever present threats to our privacy and security, Schmidt and Cohen outline in great detail and scope all the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades.
A breakthrough book - pragmatic, inspirational and totally fascinating. Whether a government, a business or an individual, we must understand technology if we want to understand the future.
'A brilliant guidebook for the next century . . . Schmidt and Cohen offer a dazzling glimpse into how the new digital revolution is changing our lives' Richard Branson
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- Verlag: John Murray Press
- Seitenzahl: 336
- Erscheinungstermin: 25. April 2013
- ISBN-13: 9781848546240
- Artikelnr.: 39230497
Prescient and provocative.
The New York Times
In this fascinating book, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen draw upon their unique experiences to show us a future of rising incomes, growing participation, and a genuine sense of community if we make the right choices today.
This is the most important and fascinating book yet written about how the digital age will affect our world.
Shifts the debate about technology, elevating it . . . to the wider issues of how technology interacts with power.
Ambitious [and] fascinating . . . [this] book is filled with tantalizing examples of futuristic goods and services.
Schmidt and Cohen make a formidable intellectual duo, combining Schmidt s encyclopedic knowledge of digital technology with Cohen s equally impressive grasp of international diplomacy and politics. . . . The New Digital Age reads with surprising clarity, verve, and even occasional wit. . . . Sophisticated analysis. . . . Balanced and interesting.
The Christian Science Monitor
Full of fresh thinking, tightly researched examples and creative twists . . If you care about the future . . . read this book. Bound to get the digerati buzzing and cause regular people to reflect deeply about our future. . . It will give you resolve to take action and perhaps even help you figure out what is to be done.
The Huffington Post
Together [Schmidt and Cohen] forecast a raft of new innovations and corresponding threats that will arise for dictatorships, techno revolutionaries, terrorists and you.
As tech-industry VIPs, Schmidt and Cohen deserve credit for probing the dark side of progress. In the wake of the Boston bombings, their warnings about the Net's dangers have gained chilling salience.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen have produced a searching meditation on technology and world order. Even those who disagree with some of their conclusions will learn much from this thought-provoking volume.
Henry A. Kissinger
A guide to the future written by two experts who possess a profound understanding of humanity s altered prospects in a wireless world. There are insights on every page and surprising conclusions (and questions) in every chapter. For experts and casual readers alike, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen have produced an indispensable book.
Former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright
A brilliant book that should be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the huge ramifications of the Age of Google not only for our lifestyles but, more importantly, for our privacy, our democracy and our security. . . . The technoptimistic case will never be more smartly argued.
Niall Ferguson, author of Civilization: The West and the Rest
The New Digital Age is must-reading for anyone who wants to truly understand the depths of the digital revolution. . . . Schmidt and Cohen blend the technical and the human, the scientific and the political, in ways I rarely saw while in government. They challenge the reader s imagination on almost every page.
General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA
This is a book that describes a technological revolution in the making. How we navigate it is a challenge for countries, communities and citizens. There are no two people better equipped to explain what it means than Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.
Few people in the world are doing more to imagine and build the new digital age than Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. With this book, they are looking into their crystal ball and inviting the world to peek in.
Michael R. Bloomberg
Thoughtful, well-researched. . . . Readers might be left with more questions than answers, but that s the idea we are at our best when we ask What s next?
Elon Musk, cofounder of Tesla Motors and PayPal
The New Digital Age offers an intriguing fusion of ideas and insights about how the virtual world is intersecting with the Westphalian order. . . . This book should launch a valuable debate about the practical implications of this new connectivity for citizens and policy makers, societies and governments.
Robert B. Zoellick, former president of the World Bank Group
Schmidt and Cohen offer a rigorous approach to decoding what the future holds in a story that is as well written and entertaining as it is important.
General Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor
At last, a brilliant guide book for the next century what the future holds for entrepreneurs, revolutionaries, politicians, and ordinary citizens alike. Schmidt and Cohen offer a dazzling glimpse into how the new digital revolution is changing our lives. This book is the most insightful exploration of our future world I ve ever read, and once I started reading I was simply unable to put it down.
Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman, Virgin Group
This brilliant book will make you re-examine your concepts of the digital age, the way the world works, what lies ahead, and what all this means for you, your family and your community. A must read.
Mohamed El-Erian, chair, President Obama s Global Development Council