Book Review: Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen, The New Digital Age

Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

International Journal of Communication


Picking up The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, written by two high-level Google executives in 2013, one might expect a collection of futuristic sci-fi speculations about the role of Internet-glasses, driverless cars, and holograms in the future of the U.S. consumer market. Instead, Eric Schmidt (executive chairman, Google) and Jared Cohen (director, Google Ideas) have written a book that is surprisingly political and refreshingly global in its perspective. The political perspective offered by these private sector executives provides the careful reader with the opportunity to glean interesting insights on delicate topics.