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12 February 2021
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, we see our society threatened by a vast antihuman ethos that undermines 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.
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   198g
ISBN:   9780393541533
ISBN 10:   0393541533
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Douglas Rushkoff is an award-winning media theorist studying human autonomy in the digital age. Named one of the world's ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, he teaches at CUNY/Queens, hosts the Team Human podcast, and authored several bestsellers including Present Shock. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Reviews for Team Human

A searing critique...Visionary, original, and inspirational. If you're not already a member of Team Human, you will be once you've finished reading it. -- Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct [A] catalyst for conversations on what it means to be human. -- Booklist An astonishing, paradigm-shifting must-read for all inhabitants of the twenty-first century. Precisely and cogently written. Rushkoff's best work so far. -- Grant Morrison Technology can be a force for good or amplify our self-destructive capacities. In Team Human, the always-brilliant Douglas Rushkoff reminds us that the tools we design design us in turn, and offers a vision to invert our tools and make them better. -- Jason Silva, host of National Geographic's Brain Games Can the revolution start already? This book will help us. Thank God for Douglas Rushkoff. -- Parker Posey A vivid thinker, Rushkoff is an insightful and acerbic antidote to Facebook, cultural hegemony, and the corporatization of everything. -- Seth Godin, bestselling author of The Dip, Linchpin, and What to Do When It's Your Turn (and It's Always Your Turn) Rushkoff is the gold standard. He always knows what tech is up to-and he's usually prophetic. Now he's here to tell us how our Silicon masters are attempting to pit us against one another for their own gain. Go Team Human. -- Walter Kirn, author of Blood Will Out and Up in the Air 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 Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet and Daring Democracy [Rushkoff] paints our current predicament with infectious elan and energy. -- Wall Street Journal Team Human serves as a reminder that we do not have to surrender ourselves to technology. ... Joining Team Human means prioritizing the social, transcending a digital inclination and connecting as humans. -- Washington Post [A] thoroughly fascinating exploration of the long interplay between power and the technologies of communication.... Rushkoff's knowledge of digital technology shines ... This is an important book that readers are going to want to share with others. -- Adam Frank - NPR

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