Douglas Rushkoff is the host of the Team Human podcast and a professor of digital economics at CUNY/Queens. He is also the author of a dozen bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including, Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, and Team Human, the last of which is his latest work.
Continuing the countdown, Big Think's seventh most popular video of 2019 explains why universal basic income will hurt the 99%, and make the 1% even richer.
Have swipes and scrolls replaced deep thinking?
Algorithms and propagandists exploit the human instinct to connect to play us.
I was just fascinated watching these guys doing coding during the day and scraping peyote off cactuses at night and going to raves until morning.
Ideas spread around not just through human word-of-mouth.
The easiest way to get Americans, in particular, onboard programming is by frightening the bejesus out of them.
We have not used the net to promote the kind of peer-to-peer economy that challenged feudalism in the 1100s and 1200s.
We are testing what it is like to lose privacy now because if the species survives, we’ll develop a capability to not be embarrassed anymore.