In Team Human, preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff 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.
January 1, 2013
Courtesy of Douglas Rushkoff
- What are the most pressing challenges we face as individuals and a collective? How can we begin to distill these challenges in ways we can easily digest and work to improve?
- What kinds of civic groups and organizations exist in our community? What kinds should exist? How do we reach others to engage in true dialogue?
- How often do you speak to your neighbors and community members about local issues?
- What is the role of technology in our lives? How much do we perform for our devices?
- Has social media ever made you feel atomized or depressed? How do you work to monitor your time spent on the platforms?
- What kinds of spiritual practices or traditions do you believe to be useful in reclaiming your humanity? What do you regularly practice and how does it help you?
- What kind of change do you wish to see on a local level? National level? Global level?
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