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This intelligent, articulate and far-reaching discussion addresses nearly everything in the digital world, from teen indiscretion to cyberwarfare. Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google, two people who really do know how the digital revolution manifests around the world, offer many striking examples. These insiders explain digital developments, positive and negative, that most people don’t consider. In fact, several of the phenomena Schmidt and Cohen describe – such as terrorist cyberattacks and cellphone videos of crimes – are already the stuff of today’s headlines, making this required catch-up reading. getAbstract recommends this essential, accessible narrative to futurists, investors, start-ups and anyone interested in Google, the future of digital, cyberculture and globalization.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How connectivity changes your personal life and society; and
  • How connectivity changes war, terrorism and social reconstruction.

About the Authors

Eric Schmidt is executive chairman of Google and a trustee of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. Jared Cohen is founder and director of Google Ideas. He wrote Children of Jihad and One Hundred Days of Silence.



The Digital Revolution
The Internet forges historic change. When you engage with the web, you don't see its physical infrastructure nor the code that lets it function. You interact with the “flora and fauna of the Internet.” No one person or organization is in charge of the changes sweeping...

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