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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Nov 21

I was at a convenience store the other night, and watched some kids come in who had just escaped from a party they didn’t really like. As soon as they were inside, though, they pulled out their phones and started watching social media reports from the kids who had stayed. It wasn’t these kids’ FOMO that got my attention. I really don’t think they wanted to be back there at the party, anyway. If anything, they were looking at the photos to remind themselves they weren’t missing anything at all. Read more of We Are Not All Journalists on Medium. …

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I was at a convenience store the other night, and watched some kids come in who had just escaped from a party they didn’t really like. As soon as they were inside, though, they pulled out their phones and started watching social media reports from the kids who had stayed. It wasn’t these kids’ FOMO that got my attention. I …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Nov 21

Author and writer David Zweig helps us parse the well-meaning but sometimes inaccurate communication from our health officials about Covid-19. In his monologue, Rushkoff remembers his late accountant, Sheldon Gordon, and how we can morally blend together our economic and social lives. You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Family Enterprise, on Medium. Zweig’s book, Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, is available at your favorite independent bookseller now. Twitter | Website Click here to stream Team Human now. The post Team Human ep. 196: David Zweig appeared first on Rushkoff.

Author and writer David Zweig helps us parse the well-meaning but sometimes inaccurate communication from our health officials about Covid-19. In his monologue, Rushkoff remembers his late accountant, Sheldon Gordon, and how we can morally blend together our economic and social lives. You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Family Enterprise, on Medium. Zweig’s book, Invisibles: The Power …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Nov 21

This is part 2 of a series. See part 1 on ‘How Prosperity Solves Problems’ Understandable despair    The trouble with climate change – as I explained the Part 1 of this series – is that the incumbent authorities to which the public looks for guidance, including most especially the scientific community, have failed to provide a coherent and compelling plan for how to correct course. This understandably leads to despair.  Being told that the way to meet the enormous challenge of climate change is with personal sacrifice, lifestyle change, and other forms of individual austerity rather than with collective …

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This is part 2 of a series. See part 1 on ‘How Prosperity Solves Problems’ Understandable despair    The trouble with climate change – as I explained the Part 1 of this series – is that the incumbent authorities to which the public looks for guidance, including most especially the scientific community, have failed to provide a coherent and compelling …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Nov 21

My accountant Sheldon Gordon died Monday night. It might not be the kind of news one would normally think about for too long, much less write about. Your accountant dies, you find another one. It’s just business. Right? Not really. See, Shelly cared about me and my family in a way that transcends what we would call a client relationship. He didn’t just do the sorts of things that one might learn in a sales or customer relations course about sending calendars or Christmas gifts, making small talk, or remembering the names of their kids. No, Shelly merged his business …

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My accountant Sheldon Gordon died Monday night. It might not be the kind of news one would normally think about for too long, much less write about. Your accountant dies, you find another one. It’s just business. Right? Not really. See, Shelly cared about me and my family in a way that transcends what we would call a client relationship. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Nov 21

Actor, writer, and media philosopher Ryan George helps us contend with the absurdity of our particular instance in the multiverse. In his monologue, Rushkoff ponders what Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse means for our humanity. You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue on CNN. Click here to stream Team Human. The post Team Human ep. 195: Ryan George appeared first on Rushkoff.

Actor, writer, and media philosopher Ryan George helps us contend with the absurdity of our particular instance in the multiverse. In his monologue, Rushkoff ponders what Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse means for our humanity. You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue on CNN. Click here to stream Team Human. The post Team Human ep. 195: Ryan George appeared first …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Nov 21

Author of Blockchain Chicken Farm and creative director at Logic Magazine xiaowei r. wang helps us contend with the fact that social trust simply may not be something that can scale. In his monologue, Rushkoff asks why we should create solutions “at scale” if operating at scale, itself, is the problem. You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Exponential Tech Doesn’t Serve Social Good, on Medium. Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang is now available at your favorite indie bookstore. Click here to stream Team Human. The post Team Human ep. 194: xiaowei r. wang – Live from …

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Author of Blockchain Chicken Farm and creative director at Logic Magazine xiaowei r. wang helps us contend with the fact that social trust simply may not be something that can scale. In his monologue, Rushkoff asks why we should create solutions “at scale” if operating at scale, itself, is the problem. You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Nov 21

Over 100 world leaders have pledged to end, and even reverse, deforestation by 2030 at the COP26 UN climate summit. And over 30 of the world’s biggest financial companies have promised to end investment linked to deforestation. But in 2014, a similar ‘landmark’ agreement was reached – and this didn’t slow deforestation at all. Part of the problem is that decision-makers are locked into trying to solve problems within the framework of the incumbent paradigm. But this paradigm is about to be dramatically transformed, opening up entirely new ways of thinking about forests. Far from focusing purely on ‘band aid’ …

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Over 100 world leaders have pledged to end, and even reverse, deforestation by 2030 at the COP26 UN climate summit. And over 30 of the world’s biggest financial companies have promised to end investment linked to deforestation. But in 2014, a similar ‘landmark’ agreement was reached – and this didn’t slow deforestation at all. Part of the problem is that …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Oct 21

Maybe this is what Silicon Valley’s demigods have been dreaming about since the beginning. A profound reversal of the relationship between human beings and technology, a flipping of the real and virtual. I’m speaking of the project Mark Zuckerberg launched on Thursday. It was the metaverse, he said, and also announced that his company’s name had changed, to Meta, from Facebook. When I clicked on the link to Zuckerberg’s video announcement, I thought it was a joke at first, maybe a “deep fake.” Someone seemed to have modeled Zuckerberg’s face and gestures pretty well, but the guy in the video was so robotic, surely …

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Maybe this is what Silicon Valley’s demigods have been dreaming about since the beginning. A profound reversal of the relationship between human beings and technology, a flipping of the real and virtual. I’m speaking of the project Mark Zuckerberg launched on Thursday. It was the metaverse, he said, and also announced that his company’s name had changed, to Meta, from Facebook. When …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Oct 21

Technology disruptions already underway in the energy, transportation, and food sectors have extraordinary implications for climate change. These three disruptions alone, driven by just eight technologies, can directly eliminate over 90% of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide within 15 years. Our previous research has shown that these disruptions are inevitable. Solar, wind, and batteries (SWB) will disrupt coal, oil, and gas. Autonomous electric vehicles (A-EVs) providing transportation-as-a-service (TaaS) will disrupt internal combustion engines and private vehicle ownership. And precision fermentation and cellular agriculture (PFCA) will disrupt meat, milk, and other animal products. The three disruptions are already unfolding simultaneously, …

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Technology disruptions already underway in the energy, transportation, and food sectors have extraordinary implications for climate change. These three disruptions alone, driven by just eight technologies, can directly eliminate over 90% of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide within 15 years. Our previous research has shown that these disruptions are inevitable. Solar, wind, and batteries (SWB) will disrupt coal, oil, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Oct 21

Despite all of the doom and gloom that surrounds climate change today, there has never been greater cause for optimism about the future of the environment. The reason why is that we already have the tools we need to meet this formidable challenge. But some tools are better than others, and if we get distracted by the wrong ones we could lose trillions while failing to solve the problem, so it is crucial that we stay focused and use the right tools for the job. Climate change represents a genuine existential threat to our civilization that is rivaled in magnitude …

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Despite all of the doom and gloom that surrounds climate change today, there has never been greater cause for optimism about the future of the environment. The reason why is that we already have the tools we need to meet this formidable challenge. But some tools are better than others, and if we get distracted by the wrong ones we …

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