Eric Schmidt

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Google's executive chairman discusses his book, "The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business." (5:49)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF GOOGLE.

WHATEVER I LEARN ABOUT HIM, I

WILL SELL TARGETED ADVERTISERS.

PLEASE WELCOME ERIC SCHMIDT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

ERIC, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

THANKS FOR COMING BACK.

THIS IS GREAT.

SIR, AS THE PEOPLE MAY KNOW,

YOU'RE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF

GOOGLE, OKAY.

>> YES.

Stephen: NOW YOU'RE THE

AUTHOR OF A NEW BOOK CALLED THE

NEW DIGITAL AGE, RESHAPING THE

FUTURE OF PEOPLE, NATIONS AND

BUSINESS.

>> YES.

IT COMES OUT TODAY.

>> Stephen: IT COMES OUT TODAY.

IT DROPPED, AS WE SAY IN THE

WORLD OF HIP HOP.

NOW DO I ACTUALLY HAVE TO READ

THIS?

>> YES.

Stephen: IT HAS THE PLAY

THING ON THE FRONT.

CAN I JUST TOUCH THAT?

DOES A BOOK DOWNLOAD INTO MY

BRAIN?

>> IT'S 330 PAGES OF WORDS, NO

PICTURES, NO DIAGRAMS.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

YOU KNOW, THE INTERNET IS FULL

OF PICTURES AND DIAGRAMS.

DID YOU BRING ME GOOGLE GLASS?

>> NO BUT WE CAN GET IT.

Stephen: SERIOUSLY.

ARE YOU A QUALIFIED

DEVELOPER.

>> Stephen: OF COURSE I AM.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

>> THAT MEANS THAT YOU CAN

PROGRAM IN JAVA ON ANDROID.

>> Stephen: [BLEEP] YEAH.

I LOVE JAVA.

I HAVE A CUP EVERY MORNING, MAN.

NOW, DID YOU COME HERE IN ONE OF

THOSE DRIVERLESS CARS THAT

GOOGLE HAS?

>> I WISH.

I WILL IN THE FUTURE.

>> Stephen: LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

FUTURE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, DGHTS.

>> BY THE WAY THE DRIVER OF THIS

CAR IS THE COOLEST THING.

YOU WOULD LOVE THIS THING.

YOU GET IN IT AND PRESS THE

BUTTON AND YOU DRIVE.

IT TAKES 20 MINUTES TO RECOVER

FROM THE CAR DRIVING YOU,

TURNING, STOPPING AND SO FORTH.

>> Stephen: RECOVER?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

TAKE IT TO RECOVER.

>> IT TAKES YOU TO RECOVER.

Stephen: WHY DOES IT TAKE ME

20 MINUTES TO RECOVER?

>> BECAUSE YOU'RE SO SHOCKED

THAT THE CAR IS DRIVING YOU.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

YES.

Stephen: WELL I ALREADY HAVE

A CAR THAT DRIVES ME.

HIS NAME IS HERNANDO.

OKAY.

BUT IS THIS NEW DIGITAL AGE

GOING TO BE GOOD?

>> YES.

Stephen: THE ANSWER IS YES?

YES.

Stephen: THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US.

THE VERY FIRST SENSE OF THIS

DAMNED BOOK IS THE INTERNET IS

AMONG THE FEW THINGS HUMANS HAVE

BUILT THAT THEY DON'T TRULY

UNDERSTAND.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE INTERNET?

>> I DO NOT.

NO ONE DOES.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

THAT WAS MY TEST TO SEE WHETHER

YOU WERE HUMAN.

YOU PASS.

YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A ROBOT.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE DON'T

UNDERSTAND THE INTERNET?

THE INTERNET IS A SERIES OF

TUBES.

OF COURSE WE UNDERSTAND IT.

>> THAT'S WHY WE CALL IT

YOU-TUBE I GUESS.

>> Stephen: PROBABLY.

THE INTERNET IS A QUESTION OF

WHAT PEOPLE DO AND PEOPLE ARE

NOT PREDICTABLE.

PEOPLE DO ALL SORTS OF WILD AND

CRAZY STUFF.

>> Stephen: THE INTERNET IS AN

AGREEMENT.

>> NO IT'S A CONNECTION OF

EVERYBODY TOGETHER.

AND THE NEXT FEW YEARS, FIVE

BILLION PEOPLE ARE GOING TO JOIN

THE TWO BILLION OF US THAT ARE

ALREADY ON IT.

>> Stephen: I'M GOING TO GO WITH

AGREEMENT.

DON'T CORRECT ME ON MY OWN

DAMNED SHOW.

>> IN ANY CASE WHEN THOSE FIVE

BILLION PEOPLE SHOW UP ALL SORTS

OF STUFF IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

>> Stephen: WHO ARE THE FIVE

BILLION PEOPLE AND WHERE ARE

THEY HIDING?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN FIVE BILLION

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SHOW UP ON

THE INTERNET?

>> TODAY THEY'RE USING DUMB

PHONES, FEATURE PHONES.

ALL OF THOSE WILL GET UPGRADED

TO SMART PHONES LIKE THE ONES WE

ALL CARRY.

>> Stephen: WHERE ARE THESE

PEOPLE COMING FROM?

>> THEY ALL LIVE IN THE

COUNTRIES THEY CURRENTLY LIVE

IN.

>> Stephen: DON'T BE COY.

WHERE ARE THEY?

>> AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA.

Stephen: WAS THAT SO HARD?

I'M GOING TO LEAVE AND GOOGLE

THESE ANSWERS IF YOU WANT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

AM I GOING TO HAVE A ROBOT?

>> YES.

EVENTUALLY THEY WILL BE ROBOTIC

ASSISTANTS TO HELP YOU GET ALL

YOUR CHORES DONE.

>> Stephen: I HAVE A RUMBA.

THAT'S A SMALL VERSION OF A

ROBOT.

EVENTUALLY, SURE, BECAUSE

COMPUTERS WILL DO WHAT THEY DO

WELL.

THEY HAVE INFINITE MEMORY,

REMEMBER EVERYTHING.

PEOPLE WILL DO WELL WITH WHAT

WE'RE GOOD AT WHICH IS JUDGMENT.

>> Stephen: I LOVE PASSING

JUDGMENT ON PEOPLE.

AM I GOING TO BE ANONYMOUS IN

THE FUTURE STILL ON THE

INTERNET?

IS THAT GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE

ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT

THE INTERNET IS NOBODY GETS TO

KNOW WHO I AM WHEN I'M POSTING

THOSE COMMENTS ON THE YAHOO NEWS

LIKE, LIKE AM I... ARE PEOPLE

GOING TO KNOW WHO I AM IN THE

FUTURE.

>> YOU CAN HAVE THE IDENTITIES

COLBERT, 1, 2, 3.

>> Stephen: THEY WOULD KNOW

THAT'S ME THOUGH.

>> IT COULD BE SOMEBODY ENTERS

NATURING YOU.

>> Stephen: RIGHT NOW I'M PUPPY

LOVER 42.

>> YOU'LL STILL BE ABLE TO BE

ANONYMOUS TO ENGAGE IN WHATEVER

NEFARIOUS ACTS YOU'RE BUSY

DOING.

YOU'LL HAVE MULTIPLE IDENTITIES

BECAUSE YOU'LL HAVE MULTIPLES

NAMES AND PASSWORD.

I THINK PUPPY LOVER 42 IS TAKEN

BY YOU.

BUT THERE WILL BE OTHER ONES AS

WELL.

>> Stephen: CAN I LIVE FOREVER?

YES.

Stephen: REALLY.

NOT NOW.

Stephen: I CAN LIVE FOREVER

BUT LATER.

SO I JUST HAVE TO LIVE LONG

ENOUGH FOR LATER TO BECOME NOW.

>> BUT YOUR DIGITAL IDENTITY

WILL LIVE FOREVER.

THERE'S NO DELETE BUTTON.

>> Stephen: ON ME?

THAT IS PROFOUND.

Stephen: ERIC SCHMIDT, THANK

YOU SO MUCH.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

ERIC SCHMIDT, THE NEW DIGITAL

AGE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT