The Future of X: Eric Schmidt on YouTube

From the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Executive Chairman of Google talks about the philosophy of YouTube and what media might look like in 50 years.

"It's probably the case that in 50 years, technology will be so seamless, we won't really notice it," Google's Executive Chairman explains. Schmidt spoke with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg at the Aspen Ideas Festival, weighing in on technology's power to shape society (see Alexis Madrigal's "The Radical Optimism of Eric Schmidt" for more). The Atlantic Video channel had a chance to catch up with the executive afterwards for a quick conversation about the philosophy of YouTube and what media might look like decades from now. This video is part of a new series, The Future of X, looking at what's on the horizon for culture, business, and technology. 

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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