Imagine a world where machines wash, press and dress you on the way to work, and you can vacation via hologram on exotic beaches. In The New Digital Age, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and Google's Jared Cohen do just that — but it's no gee-whiz Jetsons fantasy. The pair forecasts a raft of new innovations and corresponding threats that will arise for dictatorships, techno revolutionaries and terrorists, among others.
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google (third from left), and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (second from right) watch as a North Korean student surfs the Internet. Schmidt and Richardson visited this computer lab during a tour of Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea, in January.