New York : W. W. Norton & Company, .
9780393541533, 9780393651690 (hardcover)
"Our technologies, markets, and cultural institutions--once forces for human connection and expression--now isolate and repress us. It's time to remake society together, not as individual players but as the team we actually are: team human"--Cover
Team human -- Social animals -- Learning to lie -- Figure and ground -- The digital media environment -- Mechanomorphism -- Economics -- Artificial intelligence -- From paradox to awe -- Spirituality and ethics -- Natural science -- Renaissance now -- Organize -- You are not alone
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-243)
"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."--Amazon.com