Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google in Chicago on Thur. May 16, 2013

THE NEW DIGITAL AGE: RESHAPING THE FUTURE OF PEOPLE, NATIONS, AND BUSINESS 

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google 
Jared Cohen, Director, Google Ideas and former Adviser, US Department of State
Moderated by Anne Dias Griffin, Founder and Managing Partner, Aragon Global Management

Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas director Jared Cohen have a vision of the future: an entirely connected world where information and technology will totally influence war, peace, diplomacy, business, and everyday life. With five billion new people connecting to the Internet in the next decade, the world will go from virtually having no access to unfiltered information, to being able to access all of the world’s information through a device that fits into the palm of your hand. While technology has the ability to cause change, there is also a dark side to the digital revolution as autocratic governments acquire new tools to maintain power. What does this mean for governments and would-be reformers? Who will be more powerful in the future, the citizen or the state? - See more at: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY13/05_May_13/The_New...

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