Aug 31, 2020
There’s an anti-human agenda embedded in our markets and technologies, which has turned them from a means of human connection into facilitators of isolation and repression. Our corporations and the culture they create glorify individualism at the expense of cooperation, threatening the sustainability not just of our economy but our species. In his book, Team Human, Douglas Rushkoff reveals this agenda at work and invites us to remake society toward human ends rather than the end of humans. Rushkoff's observations are as true today as they were when he delivered this talk at SXSW 2019. There’s still time to contemplate our path before we hit the switch and automate ourselves out of existence.
Rushkoff was unable to travel to Austin for the event, so the session was held remotely with moderation provided by the Director of Virtual Futures, Luke Robert Mason.