The New Digital Age

The Data Revolution

The data revolution will bring untold benefits to the citizens of the future. They will have unprecedented insight into how other people think, behave, and adhere to norms or deviate from them, both at home and in every society in the world. The newfound ability to find accurate and verified information online, easily, in native languages and in endless quantity, will usher in an era of critical thinking in societies around the world that before had been culturally isolated. In societies where the physical infrastructure is weak, connectivity will enable people to build businesses, engage in online commerce and interact with their government at an entirely new level.

The New Digital Age
Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen