Curating Content To Support Learning About Humanity's Transition

Posts tagged with:  Blog

By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Aug 21

Author and activist Naomi Klein engages with Rushkoff about life in the technopoly, and how the inequality of the digital age must be met with a structural critique of capitalism. You can listen to Team Human here. The post Team Human ep. 188: Naomi Klein appeared first on Rushkoff.

Author and activist Naomi Klein engages with Rushkoff about life in the technopoly, and how the inequality of the digital age must be met with a structural critique of capitalism. You can listen to Team Human here. The post Team Human ep. 188: Naomi Klein appeared first on Rushkoff.


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

Author of The Patterning Instinct and The Web of Meaning, Jeremy Lent helps us see through to the meaning that informs our science so that it can be used to embrace the paradox of our existence, rather than reducing it down to a form suitable only for exploitation. In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how well-natured attempts to improve language will almost always fall short because of the underlying structure of the language we use. “We must also accept that language is just another medium that will almost always fail to say what we truly mean.” You can read Rushkoff’s “What …

Team Human ep. 187: Jeremy Lent Read More »

Author of The Patterning Instinct and The Web of Meaning, Jeremy Lent helps us see through to the meaning that informs our science so that it can be used to embrace the paradox of our existence, rather than reducing it down to a form suitable only for exploitation. In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how well-natured attempts to improve language will …

Team Human ep. 187: Jeremy Lent Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Jun 21

Comedian, composer, contemporary buddhist, and host of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour Duncan Trussell and Rushkoff travel far and wide through spirituality and synchronicity to help us discover what it means to be truly human, together. Is the hope that life — and conversations, themselves — continue after death? How can humans grapple with the Buddhist belief of truly learning to let go of “the dream”? You can listen to Team Human here. The post Team Human ep. 185: Duncan Trussell appeared first on Rushkoff.

Comedian, composer, contemporary buddhist, and host of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour Duncan Trussell and Rushkoff travel far and wide through spirituality and synchronicity to help us discover what it means to be truly human, together. Is the hope that life — and conversations, themselves — continue after death? How can humans grapple with the Buddhist belief of truly learning …

Team Human ep. 185: Duncan Trussell Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Dec 20

Sugar is one of the world’s most glorious ingredients. Deliciously sweet, it brings flavour and texture to so many of the dishes and products we love. But as we all know, sugar has a dark side. Alongside health issues like obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay, sugar is a volatile and highly political commodity. Over the years, alternatives like artificial sweeteners, corn-based sweeteners, and even other natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup have cropped up to try and combat some of these issues, but they all have their drawbacks as well. Now, there is a new prospect, a group of …

Sweet Saccharine: Could sweet protein disrupt sugar? Read More »

Sugar is one of the world’s most glorious ingredients. Deliciously sweet, it brings flavour and texture to so many of the dishes and products we love. But as we all know, sugar has a dark side. Alongside health issues like obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay, sugar is a volatile and highly political commodity. Over the years, alternatives like artificial sweeteners, …

Sweet Saccharine: Could sweet protein disrupt sugar? Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Oct 20

Public perception can be a fickle thing. Behaviours, products, practices and technologies go in and out of favour all the time, and over the years, the morals and values of the majority change. Social acceptance of homosexuality, women voting, or racial integration was once deemed unimaginable but is now ubiquitous – a social license was granted. On the flip side, some practices that were once perfectly reasonable like smoking indoors, drinking alcohol while driving or allowing dogs to poop in the middle of the sidewalk now seem shocking, ridiculous and are no longer socially acceptable – the social license was …

The Social License Read More »

Public perception can be a fickle thing. Behaviours, products, practices and technologies go in and out of favour all the time, and over the years, the morals and values of the majority change. Social acceptance of homosexuality, women voting, or racial integration was once deemed unimaginable but is now ubiquitous – a social license was granted. On the flip side, …

The Social License Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Sep 20

How do chocolate goodies keep their sheen and creamy texture, even while sitting on store shelves? Increasingly, the answer is palm oil (and palm kernel oil), the world’s most widely consumed vegetable oil[1]. In our report Rethinking Food and Agriculture 2020-2030, we discuss how precision fermentation (PF) is rapidly improving in cost and capabilities so that it could be used to make any protein at speed and scale. But PF is not just about protein, in fact a wide variety of molecules can be made via PF, including those found in palm oil. Store-bought chocolate cream balls, which the author …

Precision Fermentation and the Disruption of the Palm Oil Industry Read More »

How do chocolate goodies keep their sheen and creamy texture, even while sitting on store shelves? Increasingly, the answer is palm oil (and palm kernel oil), the world’s most widely consumed vegetable oil[1]. In our report Rethinking Food and Agriculture 2020-2030, we discuss how precision fermentation (PF) is rapidly improving in cost and capabilities so that it could be used …

Precision Fermentation and the Disruption of the Palm Oil Industry Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Sep 20

There is a major disruption coming to the food system, one that is well detailed in our report Rethinking Food and Agriculture. In the report, we identify the core disruptive technology over the next 10 years to be precision fermentation (PF). The regulation of PF is key to shaping the disruption. Regulation and the food system go hand in hand, and rightfully so. Food has a direct relationship with public and personal health, and people must be protected from real threats to safety and any uncertainties with the ingredients in the food they eat, or how those foods are produced. …

Precision Regulation – Policy as a key shaper of the new food system Read More »

There is a major disruption coming to the food system, one that is well detailed in our report Rethinking Food and Agriculture. In the report, we identify the core disruptive technology over the next 10 years to be precision fermentation (PF). The regulation of PF is key to shaping the disruption. Regulation and the food system go hand in hand, …

Precision Regulation – Policy as a key shaper of the new food system Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 May 20

When autonomous technologies appear to be calling all the shots, it’s only logical for humans to conclude that if we can’t beat them, we may as well join them. Whenever people are captivated — be they excited or enslaved — by a new technology, it becomes their new role model, too. In the Industrial Age, as mechanical clocks dictated human time and factory machines outpaced human workers, we began to think of ourselves in very mechanical terms. We described ourselves as living in a “clockwork universe,” in which the human body was one of the machines. Our language slowly became …

Team Human Serialization #37 & 38: The Damage We Do to Ourselves When We Try Read More »

When autonomous technologies appear to be calling all the shots, it’s only logical for humans to conclude that if we can’t beat them, we may as well join them. Whenever people are captivated — be they excited or enslaved — by a new technology, it becomes their new role model, too. In the Industrial Age, as mechanical clocks dictated human …

Team Human Serialization #37 & 38: The Damage We Do to Ourselves When We Try Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 May 20

While Team Human may be compromised in the digital environment, team algorithm is empowered. As our more resonant communication pathways fail us, it becomes harder to check in with one another, operate in a coordinated fashion, and express or even experience empathy. We lose all the self-reinforcing feedback loops of rapport: the mirror neurons and oxytocin that reward us for socializing. Surprisingly, the inability to establish trust in digital environments doesn’t deter us from using them, but spurs more consumption of digital media. We become addicted to digital media precisely because we are so desperate to make sense of the …

Team Human Serialization #36: On the Internet of Things, We People Are the Things Read More »

While Team Human may be compromised in the digital environment, team algorithm is empowered. As our more resonant communication pathways fail us, it becomes harder to check in with one another, operate in a coordinated fashion, and express or even experience empathy. We lose all the self-reinforcing feedback loops of rapport: the mirror neurons and oxytocin that reward us for …

Team Human Serialization #36: On the Internet of Things, We People Are the Things Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 May 20

Playing for Team Human today, senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne and author of “Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World,” Tyson Yunkaporta. Yunkaporta helps us apply an indigenous lens to see our global crises in a more actionable and inclusive way. Where did western culture go wrong? How did the shift from a circular understanding of time to a linear model of time affect human perception of progress? How did indigenous practices of psychedelic drugs lose their meaning without their proper contexts and spiritual guidance? In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how regenerative …

Team Human ep. 157: Tyson Yunkaporta “Everything Indigenous is Human” Read More »

Playing for Team Human today, senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne and author of “Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World,” Tyson Yunkaporta. Yunkaporta helps us apply an indigenous lens to see our global crises in a more actionable and inclusive way. Where did western culture go wrong? How did the shift from a …

Team Human ep. 157: Tyson Yunkaporta “Everything Indigenous is Human” Read More »


Scroll to Top