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WW Norton & Co
22 February 2019
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 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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Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 142mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   418g
ISBN:   9780393651690
ISBN 10:   039365169X
Pages:   256
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Team Human

In Team Human, [Rushkoff] enumerates the ways connectedness matters, and argues that the technology we think connects us today is in fact tearing us apart... his cause is worthy: 'The first step toward reversing our predicament is to recognize that being human is a team sport'... -- New Scientist Can the revolution start already? This book will help us. Thank God for Douglas Rushkoff. -- Parker Posey [Rushkoff] paints our current predicament with infectious elan and energy. -- The Wall Street Journal 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 Mr Rushkoff... a vibrant thinker of the online age. -- The Economist Rushkoff deals with heavyweight topics with a light touch, and Team Human is a joy to read - witty, accessible, and highly quotable. -- Make Wealth History 'Team Human' presents a convincing central argument and sometimes delights, particularly in Rushkoff's roasting of the techno-solutionists who refuse to challenge antihuman values. -- Engineering and Technology 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)


  • Short-listed for Porchlight Business Book Awards 2019

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