Team Human
  • Team Human
  • Team Human
  • Team Human
ISBN: 0393541533
EAN13: 9780393541533
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 12, 2021
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 5" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Team Human is a manifesto--a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff's most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures, and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together--not as individuals. Yet today society is threatened by a vast antihuman infrastructure that undermines our ability to connect. Money, once a means of exchange, is now a means of exploitation; education, conceived as way to elevate the working class, has become another assembly line; and the internet has only further divided us into increasingly atomized and radicalized groups.

Team Human delivers a call to arms. If we are to resist and survive these destructive forces, we must recognize that being human is a team sport. In Rushkoff's own words: Being social may be the whole point. Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Rushkoff shows that when we work together we realize greater happiness, productivity, and peace. If we can find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity--together--we can make the world a better place to be human.

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   It Doesn't Have To Be This Way!
In TEAM HUMAN, Rushkoff wants us to ask ourselves what it means to be human in a world that makes it hard to be. Civil society seems to have been destroyed by runaway markets, and weaponized media. He supports the idea that the technologies, markets, and cultural institutions that weigh on our humanity are isolating us and not providing the connection and unifying forces needed to nourish our humanity. He says that it doesn't have to be this way. This destructive trend can be reversed with the help of Team HUMAN.
   A manifesto on the dangers of tech
Douglas is a media critic and writer who knows the tech world from the inside out. He doesn't like what he sees now. This book is about using our humanity to ward off artificial intelligence that isn't human and doesn't mind extinction. I helped put together his interview on The Jim Rutt Show and recommend it to everyone. I was an editor at Loompanics in the 1980s. I'm in awe of the career he's put together and where he's come to in his thinking about our future.
   Rambling Book
The author of Team Human is telling stories about his views on issues. I didn't like its lack of coherence. The key take- away is that we need to increase our face- to- face interaction with one another in order to respond to threats to the future. We get there through a route that seems to take too long and is in the end self- serving.
   Read it now
In the past two days, I' ve been reading a book called Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff. I'd pay you to read it if I could. It's the most important book for anyone alive today. He explains how we got to the unsatisfactory and broken world we now live in and what to do about it. If you have an interest in spirituality, religion, community, technology, business, art, music, media, nature, politics or the economy then this book is for you. I have to say that he has said better and less. The Laws of Human Nature and Sapiens are the second and third essential books, respectively. Team Human would be better served by these two companions. Team Human has nothing missing.
   Transcends Like or Dislike
Is the book good or bad? There was a lot in this book that I did not agree with, but I appreciated that it was written. There are about 10 different categories for the format 100 sharply- written essays. I was made to think by each essay. I knocked it down because I thought it was too cynical and negative of our times. I had a question that stuck with me, is innately human? The book struggled with this question too.
   THE most important book to read, bar none
Understanding the world around you will help you figure out how to meet your goals. Today's world has been designed to disorient you. This book will help you understand the world better. There is nothing more important than that. This book can change your life in a few hours.