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Recommended: The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

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The New Digital Age, Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen, Google Ideas



Knopf

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
Knopf, 2013 ($26.95)

Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, and Cohen, director of Google Ideas and a foreign policy wonk who has advised Hillary Clinton, deliver their vision of the future in this ambitious, fascinating account. For gadget geeks, the book is filled with tantalizing examples of futuristic goods and services: robotic plumbers; automated haircuts; computers that read body language; and 3-D holographs of weddings projected into the living rooms of relatives who couldn't attend. Not surprisingly, the authors are bullish on how connectivity—access to the Internet that will soon be nearly universal—will transform education, terrorism, journalism, government, privacy and war. The result, they argue, though not perfect, will be “more egalitarian, more transparent and more interesting than we can even imagine.”

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