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Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff
Media Theorist | Author | Host of Team Human | Professor of Media Theory and Activism
Media Theorist | Author | Host of Team Human | Professor of Media Theory and Activism
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From Douglas’ Website:

Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. His twenty books include the just-published Team Human, based on his podcast, as well as the bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus. He also made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, The Persuaders, and Merchants of Cool. His book Coercion won the Marshall McLuhan Award, and the Media Ecology Association honored him with the first Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. He coined such concepts as “viral media,” “screenagers,” and “social currency,” and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice.

He a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics. He is a columnist for Medium, and his novels and comics, Ecstasy Club, A.D.D, and Aleister & Adolf, are all being developed for the screen.


From Wikipedia:

Douglas is also known for his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Noah Hutton
Published on: 23 Nov 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Cory Doctorow
Published on: 16 Nov 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Surviving Apocalyptic Economics w/ Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin – Live from Ottawa International Writers Festival
Published on: 9 Nov 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Greg Barris
Published on: 3 Nov 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

In Celebration of Speculative Fiction: 22 Ideas About The Future Book Launch w/ Eva Pascoe, Stephen Oram, and Benjamin Greenaway
Published on: 19 Oct 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room III live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker
Published on: 6 Oct 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Clinton Ignatov
Published on: 23 Sep 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Sherry Turkle
Published on: 16 Sep 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires – Twitter Spaces w/ Adrienne Gibbs
Published on: 14 Sep 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Jenny Odell
Published on: 9 Sep 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Survival of the Richest
Published on: 6 Sep 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Paris Marx
Published on: 31 Aug 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Marc Brickman
Published on: 24 Aug 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Janelle Orsi
Published on: 10 Aug 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room II live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker
Published on: 3 Aug 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Conner Habib
Published on: 27 Jul 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Éliane Ubalijoro & David Jensen
Published on: 20 Jul 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room live from the Virtual Apocalypse Bunker
Published on: 13 Jul 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Philip Rosedale
Published on: 6 Jul 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Lisa Lovebucket
Published on: 29 Jun 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Nick Kroll
Published on: 15 Jun 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

A Closer Look at Cyberia (KOPB, 1994) – Preview
Published on: 8 Jun 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Micah Sifry
Published on: 1 Jun 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Cyberia @ Powell's Books (1994) – Preview
Published on: 25 May 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Sue Thomas
Published on: 18 May 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Special Announcement: Survival of the Richest
Published on: 11 May 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Neşe Devenot and David Nickles
Published on: 4 May 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Cyber Salon 2002 – Preview
Published on: 27 Apr 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Hannah Close
Published on: 20 Apr 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Judaism as an Approach to Media and Society – Nothing Sacred Interview Preview
Published on: 13 Apr 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Ari Wallach
Published on: 6 Apr 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff “There's No Such Thing as Content” – Trend Day Keynote Preview
Published on: 30 Mar 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Mark Stahlman
Published on: 23 Mar 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff “Religion As Open-Source Proposition” – Preview
Published on: 16 Mar 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Laurie Segall
Published on: 9 Mar 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

David McRaney
Published on: 23 Feb 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff “Hidden Potential” – GEL 2006 Preview
Published on: 16 Feb 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Vicki Robin
Published on: 9 Feb 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff “Open-Source Reality” – Preview
Published on: 2 Feb 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Divya Siddarth
Published on: 26 Jan 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Renee Hobbs
Published on: 19 Jan 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Jamie Cohen
Published on: 12 Jan 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Maggie McGuane
Published on: 22 Dec 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Alex Kazemi – Preview
Published on: 15 Dec 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Stuart Swezey
Published on: 8 Dec 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Cristian Movila – Preview
Published on: 1 Dec 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

David Zweig
Published on: 24 Nov 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Greg Barris – Preview
Published on: 17 Nov 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Ryan George
Published on: 10 Nov 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Unfinished Live “A Better Web is Possible: How Do We Make it Happen?” – Preview
Published on: 3 Nov 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Team Human
Team Human
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A manifesto on civilization and human nature
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Team Human is a manifesto―a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together―not as individuals. Yet today society is threatened by a vast antihuman infrastructure that undermines our ability to connect. Money, once a means of exchange, is now a means of exploitation; education, conceived as a way to elevate the working class, has become another assembly line; and the internet has only further divided us into increasingly atomized and radicalized groups.

Team Human delivers a call to arms. If we are to resist and survive these destructive forces, we must recognize that being human is a team sport. In Rushkoff’s own words: “Being social may be the whole point.” Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Rushkoff shows that when we work together we realize greater happiness, productivity, and peace. If we can find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity―together―we can make the world a better place to be human.

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Ten Commands for a Digital Age
"A deceptively simple but very important book" | "Everyone should read this"
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The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: It’s here; it’s everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? “Choose the former,” writes Rushkoff, “and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.”

In ten chapters, composed of ten “commands” accompanied by original illustrations from comic artist Leland Purvis, in Program or Be Programmed, Rushkoff provides cyber enthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe.

In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers come to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age––and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message.

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When Everything Happens Now
"..refreshing antidote to promises of digital Utopia.." | "..brilliant insight.. "
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People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future’s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this “now” is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Douglas Rushkoff has been interviewed

Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about where the internet came from, where it might go, & how to move from dystopian despair to productive engagement. Loosely following the syllabus for (Re-)Designing …Read more
Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms. In his monologue, …Read more
Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shows us how learning to prepare for the worst may give us the resilience …Read more
I overhead a couple of high school students this morning talking about their college options. “I don’t think I’m going to apply to Grinnel, anymore,” one said. “Or Rice,” the …Read more
Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times. In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to …Read more
One of the most common questions I’ve been getting this week is from young investors (they wouldn’t call themselves investors, but they are) wondering why their crypto holdings are going …Read more
Yes, gas prices are up. I saw a woman fill up her old station wagon with premium the other day, and her pump total went over $90. “Ouch!” I said …Read more
I don’t like nice interfaces. I never have. I always found technologies easier to use when they don’t try to humanize themselves for me. Worse, when they do try to …Read more
The Connector journalist, activist, and author of The Big Disconnect Micah Sifry helps us find a better, healthier way to metabolize current events. In his monologue, Rushkoff offers a short, …Read more
I found myself actually bothered by Elon Musk’s tweets today. For the most part, I’ve ignored him the same way I ignore most of what happens on that platform. I …Read more
Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and restore the nature in our technology. In his monologue, Rushkoff reflects on Program or Be Programmed a decade …Read more
https://wwnorton.com/books/survival-of-the-richest/about-the-book/description The post Survival of the Richest appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
We always knew but now we know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. I learned this when I traveled to a remote resort to deliver was supposed to …Read more
Sometimes it’s hard to write into the news cycle. I don’t like to write hot takes on things, no matter how closely related they may be to my areas of …Read more
Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS) at the University of Cincinnati Neşe Devenot and Managing Editor of Psymposia David Nickles help us evaluate the current psychedelic …Read more
I was a member of the psychedelic counterculture in the 1980s when pretty much every mind-expanding substance was illegal. For us, that illegality was just an obstacle. Taking a psychedelic …Read more
As media theorist John Culkin first observed, we shape our technologies at the moment of their conception, but from that point forward they shape us. We humans designed the telephone, …Read more
Writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity to true kinship. In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how haggling holds us all together. Read …Read more
I have always been a fan of fake news. I don’t mean the kind that we see in today’s disinformation campaigns on Facebook and Twitter. It’s the work of 1960’s …Read more
I’ve made no secret of my skepticism about the blockchain as a solution for our economic woes. Yes, the economy is tilted, corrupt, and easily gamed — but the solution …Read more
Founder and Director of Longpath and author of the upcoming book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs, Ari Wallach discusses the fundamentally human need to belong, and how …Read more
Political economist and social technologist at Microsoft, and a researcher at the RadicalxChange Foundation, Divya Siddarth introduces us to the Pluriverse and challenges us to consider just how many worlds …Read more
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I’ve decided to turn off the Wrestlemania passing for national news and focus on my local reality. I was hoping that helping …Read more
Founder of the Media Education Lab and author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age Renee Hobbs joins Rushkoff to discuss how the enlightenment project can work …Read more
Head of Education at Digital Void and cultural theorist Jamie Cohen walks us through — and hopefully to the other side — of our fascist media environment. In his monologue, …Read more
Writer and director of documentary and narrative films Noah Hutton helps us recognize the power and perfection in what might otherwise be considered our failings and mistakes.🎙 In his monologue, …Read more
Journalist and author of Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back , Cory Doctorow shares his latest thoughts on …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff joins Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin, authors of Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back, for a …Read more
Comedian and Creator of the Deep Healing Podcast Greg Barris shares the open secret to collective healing: Laughing together.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff shares the real promise of shared virtual …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff joins author Stephen Oram, editor Benjamin Greenaway, and cofounder of Cyberia Eva Pascoe for a special conversation about speculative fiction in celebration of the release of CyberSalon’s 22 …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the third Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.He fields questions from community members about Survival of the …Read more
Essayist and McLuhan archivist Clinton Ignatov helps us understand Marshall McLuhan – and ourselves – in the context of the media environments we inhabit and the metaphors we use to …Read more
Psychologist, sociologist, MIT Professor, and Author of Reclaiming Conversation and The Empathy Diaries, Sherry Turkle guest hosts Team Human in a special reverse interview to celebrate the release of Survival …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff joins Medium’s Adrienne Gibbs for a special Twitter Spaces conversation about the launch of his new book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires. Originally …Read more
Multi-disciplinary artist and author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Jenny Odell conducts a rare reverse interview with Douglas Rushkoff to celebrate the launch of Survival of …Read more
On this week’s episode, Douglas Rushkoff offers a special excerpt of his new book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires.📕 Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies …Read more
Author of Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About the Future of Transportation and Host of Tech Won’t Save Us Paris Marx helps us see how the future …Read more
The lighting genius behind Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen, experience designer, and artist Marc Brickman shows us how centering the person in the very last row of the theater makes …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Senior Advisor to the Institute For The Future’s Equitable Enterprise Initiative, Janelle Orsi helps Rushkoff overcome his …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the second Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.He fields questions from community members discussing how the ideals …Read more
Author of Hawk Mountain and Host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner Habib shows us how shared stories and identification with each other’s trauma can help us find a …Read more
UNEP co-champions of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES) Éliane Ubalijoro and David Jensen help us see how to marry big, top-down efforts with bottom-up reality.🎙 In his monologue, …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the first live Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.He fields questions from community members discussing the different …Read more
Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms.🎙 In his monologue, …Read more
Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shows us how learning to prepare for the worst may give us the resilience …Read more
Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to …Read more
Rushkoff explores the ecosystem of the early internet, the transition from a passive-to-active media environment, and how digital technology disrupts legacy media gatekeepers in a preview of this week’s bonus …Read more
The Connector journalist, activist, and author of The Big Disconnect Micah Sifry helps us find a better, healthier way to metabolize current events. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff offers a …Read more
Here’s a preview of this week’s bonus content: Douglas Rushkoff delivers a reading of Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Cyberspace Rushkoff at Powell’s Books in 1994. 🌍 Become a …Read more
The lighting genius behind Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen, experience designer, and artist Marc Brickman shows us how centering the person in the very last row of the theater makes the experience better for everyone. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains the mindset behind why tech billionaires fear artificial intelligence — and why going meta isn’t a winning strategy. Stream, …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff updated their cover photo. …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff updated their cover photo. …Read more
The brilliant Ryan George just made a hilarious satire of the opening scene of my new book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires. How Billionaires Will Act During The Apocalypsewww.youtube.comOrder “Survival of the Richest” by Douglas Rushkoff here-U.S.: https://wwnorton.com/books/survival-of-the-richestCANADA: https://amzn.to/3c2l0FnHi there hell… …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff updated their cover photo. …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff updated their cover photo. …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff updated their cover photo. …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff updated their cover photo. …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Senior Advisor to the Institute For The Future’s Equitable Enterprise Initiative, Janelle Orsi helps Rushkoff overcome his dream for a turn-key solution for greater wealth distribution. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how we can transcend both denial and distraction when the world seems to be coming …Read more
How can shared stories and identification with each other’s trauma can help us find a new level of solidarity with one another? Author of Hawk Mountain and Host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner Habib on a new Team Human: Conner Habib | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 216 Author of Hawk Mountain, podcast host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner …Read more
How can we marry big, top-down efforts with bottom-up reality? UNEP co-champions of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES) Éliane Ubalijoro and David Jensen explain. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that no matter how bad things get, the basic principles of ethical behavior remain the same. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Éliane Ubalijoro & David Jensen | Team …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the first live Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. He fields questions from community members discussing the different ways of acknowledging the value created and extracted by social media platforms, why algorithms tend to create fear-based affinity groups, and how to consider emerging technologies and Web3 …Read more
Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how speculators prevent crypto from working as a safe haven. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Philip Rosedale | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 213 Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity …Read more
🎭 Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to tell our kids that our adult lives are better than their tortured adolescence. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Nick Kroll | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 211 Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth …Read more
How can preparing for the worst give us the resilience we need to avoid apocalypse altogether? Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shares her story on a new episode of Team Human. In his monologue, Rushkoff asks us not to abandon people in red states. Stream, support, and subscribe:Lisa Lovebucket …Read more
🌳 How can we recognize and restore the nature in our technology? Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberculture and Nature and Wellbeing in a Digital Age Sue Thomas joins Rushkoff on a new episode of Team Human. 🎶 Stream, support, and subscribe: Sue Thomas | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 209 Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and …Read more
We always knew but now we know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. Tune in for a special announcement about Rushkoff’s new book, Survival of the Richest, available everywhere September 6, 2022.Watch video on Facebook.com …Read more
My new book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, is available for pre-order! We always knew but now we *know*. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. The Mindset holds that if they have enough money and the right technology, these men can break the laws of physics and morality to escape a disaster …Read more
The dismay and despair you are feeling has one surefire cure: solidarity. Find other people, particularly those in need or related to those in need, and support them as best you can. Let them know you are bearing witness to what they’re going through. Meet and strategize with your own friends and allies. There’s no one solution to any of …Read more
Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Neşe Devenot and Managing Editor of Psymposia David Nickles help us evaluate the current psychedelic renaissance, as well as those who may be abusing the power unleashed by the substances. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how psychedelics, like everything else, are political. Stream, support, and subscribe …Read more
As psychedelics make a new comeback — this time with the support of the psychotherapeutic and investment community alike — we must be more conscious of the politics, economics, and power at stake. That’s why I’ve been so intrigued, even inspired, by the work coming from a “psychedelic watchdog” organization called Psymposia, and their terrific if terrifying podcast, Power Trip. …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity to true kinship. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how haggling holds us all together. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Hannah Close | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 207 Writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity …Read more
“I’ve made no secret of my skepticism about the blockchain as a solution for our economic woes. Yes, the economy is tilted, corrupt, and easily gamed — but the solution is likely social, not technological. While national, debt-based central currencies create terrible incentives, abstractions, and growth mandates, moving our transactions to a decentralized ledger maintained by wealthy hackers may not …Read more
Founder and Director of Longpath Institute and author of the upcoming book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs, Ari Wallach discusses the fundamentally human need to belong, and how it will determine our collective chances for survival. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff stakes his future on the solidarity of the people over the cynicism of the elite. Stream, …Read more
So we are supposed to accelerate toward the next phase of being, one order of magnitude or “complexity” beyond our own. Most regular humans can’t even conceive of it, because it’s just too meta for our one-dimensional brains. https://rushkoff.medium.com/whats-a-meta-for-part-two-e3bed1cf7ec4?sk=14f11ea4488fb0816a27c5db6f600a56 …Read more
Finally posted. Survival of the Richest on BookTV with the great @kwerb serving as interlocutor. Just as the tech billionaire mindset was being exposed for all… https://www.c-span.org/video/?522972-1/survival-richest …Read more
RT @ConnerHabib: AGAINST EVERYONE WITH CONNER HABIB 204 I talk about UFOS with DIANA WALSH PASULKA and DOUG RUSHKOFF (@dwpasulka & @rushkoff) and ask whether or not spiritual tech is possible. The answer:Kinda? But it’s not coming from the people running it now. 👽🎧: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5SPTiqknOKmmqyEy4d8Cmx?si=981de6dfc73045ff …Read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gec4TXdSwM&t=710s …Read more
RT @doctorow: In his book *Survival of the Richest*, @Rushkoff calls this #TheMindset – “I need to make vast amounts of money, no matter what the consequences, or I will not be able to afford to insulate myself from the consequences of how I made all that money”: https://pluralistic.net/2022/09/13/collapse-porn/#collapse-porn 14/ …Read more
We don’t do this ‘proof of work’ to accomplish or serve any function other than to prove we have done it. It is quite literally the process through which we convert atoms to bits, reality to its meta-stasizing counterpart. https://link.medium.com/pWo9T9nw5ub …Read more
The best holiday gift for anyone hoping to understand the tech billionaire mindset and its current breakdown, told in hilarious yet biting anecdotes of my encounters with these strange men. #elonmusk, #ftx Now available in book, ebook, and audio formats: https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Richest-Escape-Fantasies-Billionaires/dp/0393881067/ …Read more
Like salvation to a Christian, enlightenment to a Buddhist, or the IPO to a venture capitalist, “going meta” and operating at least one level above the mere mortals down here on terra firma has become the ultimate goal of any self-respecting tech titan. https://rushkoff.medium.com/whats-a-meta-for-part-one-f4314414c14f?sk=38e24f2bf80b6da2ea24f6bd86fcffe6 …Read more
Warner canceled successful, profitable TV shows because the tax write-off made more even money than the shows. Cory Doctorow @craphound on the new TeamHumanShow https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/229-cory-doctorow …Read more
RT @TheLavinAgency: This year, three out of Amazon’s top 20 business books are written by Lavin speakers! Congratulations to Johann Hari, Cassie Holmes, and Douglas Rushkoff, whose books give us new perspectives on focus, time, and community. https://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?rw_useCurrentProtocol=1&node=17296226011&ref_=amb_link_8E-gD5rNTGq1KPftqQ59vQ_6 …Read more
Elon Musk has exposed not only the problem with running a social media network from the top, but also the dangers inherent in giving any social media star so much authority over our world. https://rushkoff.medium.com/how-elon-upstaged-donald-599b36564d35 …Read more
The Fed’s solution of raising interest rates doesn’t discourage gouging, nor does it increase the supply of goods. Raising interest rates is intended to lower demand by making people poorer. https://medium.com/p/edb0fd255a1c …Read more
https://rushkoff.medium.com/trauma-begets-trauma-ae711fed89e1?sk=316f7400fe57bd584e6e282175a800ed …Read more
Bye, at least for now. Take care everyone. I am not disappearing. I’ll be in the real world. …Read more
This great Colbert sketch is about my BOOK, Survival of the Richest! (which is meant to be just as funny…) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLze0clSBI …Read more
RU Sirius channels Tim Leary (from hell) on his 102nd bday: “What kind of tiresome Manichean authoritarian crap is this? After all those visions of infinite multidimensionalities, the afterlife isn’t even a multiple-choice question!” https://medium.com/@2000_mondo/i-channeled-timothy-leary-for-his-102-birthday-happy-birthday-tim-959545e80d9 …Read more
We’re getting something about virtual reality profoundly wrong right now. It’s not about the simulation; it never was. It’s about the way a simulation can create an excuse to connect with other people in a more profound way. https://rushkoff.medium.com/e4b580d37e26?sk=8df7f224920fb039406903dad5707322 …Read more
Honored to be the first of many longer pieces you do! https://twitter.com/AnAndyPaul/status/1583440911589347328 …Read more
RT @pushkinpods: Doomsday Checklist: Build indoor pool✅ Hire Navy SEALs✅ Ask @rushkoff for tips on handling the apocalypse✅ On #StoryOfTheWeek, former @TIME journalist @thejoelstein talks to Douglas Rushkoff about his @Medium article #SurvivalOfTheRichest 🧟🦠🪐 : https://apple.co/3CNVjls https://t.co/c1PgUJX7i4 …Read more
That’s best condensation of the theme of the book I’ve seen in so few words. Schwartz’s too. https://twitter.com/beckyldiamond/status/1580645916604002304 …Read more
RT @michaelchabon: Just spent a week hanging out in northeast Brooklyn, where I could have committed a string of brilliant and audacious robberies at used and rare book stores and Jonathan Lethem would have been in big trouble. …Read more
Some hackers got into my old FB account, and now have control of the Rushkoff fan page. Sorry! I left FB for a reason. FB indicates there is no way to ever get control back of the original account, or the business account. Be this a lesson to all FB users! …Read more
Wanna hear how well a high school student can make a podcast? https://www.aimingforthemoon.com/episodes/human-nature-and-how-to-escape-from-the-mindset-dr-douglas-rushkoff-ep-99 …Read more
Is anybody else thinking of dropping off Twitter when the ownership change happens? I’m even thinking about how Twitter can be used as login verification elsewhere. I think he’s and interesting and visionary trickster, but I don’t trust @ElonMusk with my online authentication. …Read more
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