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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE INTELLIGENCE TRAP
David Robson
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As a rule, I have found that the greater brain a man has, and the better he is educated,...(+)
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ERIC E. SCHMIDT is the former Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Google's holding company, and served as ...(+)
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The New Digital Age
Eric Schmidt
Jared Cohen
Classification : Business, Management & Economics
Pub Date : Apr 24, 2013
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 336
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781848546202
Price : 650

About the book
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.
As the Executive Chairman of Google and the architect of its success over the last decade, nobody is better placed to write this book than Eric Schmidt . Schmidt will be promoting the book in India.
Jared Cohen is a Director of Google Ideas, which leads the forward thinking of the company.
Google is the most influential digital company of our times - nobody involved in government, business or society anywhere in the world can afford to be without this book.
Accessibly written and packed with mind-expanding ideas.
Every day, technological innovations are giving people around the world new opportunities to shape their own destinies. 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' - Bill Clinton
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen's thoughtful, well-researched work elucidates the staggering impact of technology on our daily lives, as well as what surprising and incredible developments the future may hold. 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
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
The New Digital Age is must reading for anyone who wants to truly understand the depths of the digital revolution. Combining the skills of a social scientist and a computer scientist, Cohen and Schmidt 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. Indeed, what will be the impact of virtual and physical worlds coexisting, the first generation of humans to have an indelible record, or more frequent revolutions without resolution as the digital age nurtures more celebrities than leaders. And these questions are just the beginning. Read on' - General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA
This is the book I have been waiting for: a concise and persuasive description of technology's impact on war, peace, freedom and diplomacy. The New Digital Age is 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' - Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State

From two leading thinkers, comes 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 revolutionize 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 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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Eric Schmidt
ERIC E. SCHMIDT is the former Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Google's holding company, and served as Google's CEO from 2001 until 2011. JONATHAN ROSENBERG is Senior Vice President and an advisor to...(+)
Jared Cohen
Jared Cohen is Director of Google Ideas and an Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he served as a member of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff and a close advisor...(+)