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Team Human

Team Human

by Douglas Rushkoff


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Porchlight’s Management and Workplace Culture Book of The Year

“[A] thoroughly fascinating exploration of the long interplay between power and the technologies of communication.” —Adam Frank, NPR

Team Human is a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization, technology, and human nature. In one hundred concise statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures who achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together not as individuals. Yet today, an antihuman ethos has overtaken our society, undermining our ability to connect. Technologies that were meant to foster cooperation from currency to computers too often are used to exploit and divide us. If we are to adapt and survive these destructive forces, we must recognize that being human is a team sport. Rushkoff inspires us to find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity together.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393541533
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 388,112
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Douglas Rushkoff is professor of media theory and digital economics at Queens/CUNY. Named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, he hosts the Team Human podcast and has written many award-winning books. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Table of Contents

Team Human 1

Social Animals 9

Learning to Lie 23

Figure and Ground 41

The Digital Media Environment 57

Mechanomorphism 77

Economics 97

Artificial Intelligence 117

From Paradox to Awe 133

Spirituality And Ethics 153

Natural Science 169

Renaissance Now 185

Organize 197

You Are Not Alone 209

Notes 217

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