How the 'New Digital Age' Is Reshaping the World
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas director Jared Cohen sit down with Condoleezza Rice at Stanford Business School to discuss ideas, technology, politics, and the future.
IMPACT Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen explain how they decided to write about the intersection of technology and the developing world.
FOREIGN POLICY Governments in the U.S. and Western Europe have different goals than countries like China and Iran when it comes to the free flow of information online.
HISTORY It's important to remember that technology can be--and has been--used for both good and bad in emerging countries.
AWARENESS Technology can help increase awareness and personal power, but it cannot always save lives.
CHINA Increased internet access across China, particularly in rural environments, has the potential to be game-changing.
SECURITY One negative aspect of technological advancement is the increasing ease of massive data leaks.
ACCOUNTABILITY Eric Schmidt answers a question about the difference between governments and corporations owning your data.
VALUES Jared Cohen explains that Google has a mission and a set of values that is independent of government policies around the world.
EGYPT Do the creators of technology have continued responsibility to those who their innovations have helped?
CHANGE Today, it's too easy to avoid listening to anyone you disagree with, which contributes to the polarization of Washington.
IDENTIFICATION Eric Schmidt believes it's important to allow unidentified speech, but that identified speech should be given more weight.
DATA Eric Schmidt responds to a question about the ethics of data leaks and why Snowden could be a dangerous precedent.
SINGAPORE According to Jared Cohen, Singapore is one of only two countries in the world whose leader is a computer scientist.
SAFETY VS. SECURITY Thanks to highly advanced algorithms, your metadata may be more interesting than you realize.
SYRIA When groups can organize online as well as in person, they can be twice as damaging.
REGULATION Bitcoin is just the beginning of a larger conversation on the feasibility of digital currency.