Oh man … I can feel the impact from the other coast.
Evgeny Morozov’s review of Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen’s new book is a truly epic takedown. A key point:
But more than semantics is at stake here. The fake novelty is invoked not only to make wild predictions but also to suggest that we all need to make sacrifices—a message that is very much in line with Google’s rhetoric on matters such as privacy. “How much will we have to give up to be part of the new digital age?” ask Cohen and Schmidt. Well, if this age is neither new nor digital, we don’t need to give up very much at all.