Eric Schmidt Unloads on China in New Book

Published on February 1, 2013
by Tom Gara

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is brutally clear: China is the most dangerous superpower on Earth.

Corporate Intelligence reviewed preliminary galleys of Schmidt’s new book, “The New Digital Age,” (Random House) which debuts in April. And Schmidt’s views on China stand out the strongest amid often predictable techno-utopian views of the future.

Some of these views are both cliched and camera-ready . He imagines that soon an “illiterate Maasai cattle herder in the Serengeti” will use a smartphone to “inquire the day’s market prices and crowd-source the whereabouts of any nearby predators.

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