"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.
The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?