Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff audiobook

Team Human

By Douglas Rushkoff
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"A provocative, exciting, and important rallying cry to reassert our human spirit of community and teamwork."?Walter Isaacson Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. Douglas Rushkoff, digital theorist and host of the NPR-One podcast Team Human, reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity. In 100 aphoristic statements, his manifesto exposes how forces for human connection have turned into ones of isolation and repression: money, for example, has transformed from a means of exchange to a means of exploitation, and education has become an extension of occupational training. Digital-age technologies have only amplified these trends, presenting the greatest challenges yet to our collective autonomy: robots taking our jobs, algorithms directing our attention, and social media undermining our democracy. But all is not lost. It's time for Team Human to take a stand, regenerate the social bonds that define us and, together, make a positive impact on this earth.

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Winner of the Porchlight Best Business Book of 2019 in Management & Workplace Culture

"A provocative, exciting, and important rallying cry to reassert our human spirit of community and teamwork."?Walter Isaacson Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. Douglas Rushkoff, digital theorist and host of the NPR-One podcast Team Human, reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity. In 100 aphoristic statements, his manifesto exposes how forces for human connection have turned into ones of isolation and repression: money, for example, has transformed from a means of exchange to a means of exploitation, and education has become an extension of occupational training. Digital-age technologies have only amplified these trends, presenting the greatest challenges yet to our collective autonomy: robots taking our jobs, algorithms directing our attention, and social media undermining our democracy. But all is not lost. It's time for Team Human to take a stand, regenerate the social bonds that define us and, together, make a positive impact on this earth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A provocative, exciting, and important rallying cry to reassert our human spirit of community and teamwork.” Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Original and uplifting. Just the book America needs right now. In his unique and engaging style, Rushkoff reminds us of our human essence: we are social creatures, and if we trust this truth about ourselves we can accomplish the seemingly impossible.” Frances Moore Lappé, New York Times bestselling author
“Rushkoff is on firmest ground when discussing his central theme: that, of all Earth’s animals, humans are especially good at ‘working and playing together,’ and it is only the virtue of social cooperation that might lead us out of the current mess.” Wall Street Journal

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Author Bio: Douglas Rushkoff

Author Bio: Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. He has been named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He coined such concepts as “viral media” and “social currency” and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He is 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 has written regular columns for Medium, CNN, Daily Beast, and the London Guardian and made the PBS Frontline documentaries “Generation Like” and “Merchants of Cool.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 5.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English