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Critical Horizons: Douglas Rushkoff on Why Tech has Failed Humanity


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5 March 2019

Author: Tim Noakes and Douglas Rushkoff



The Future Laboratory's Critical Horizons podcast is a deep dive into the mind of a world-renowned thinker whose ideas challenge the status quo and shed light upon emerging behaviours that will drive seismic shifts for brands and consumers alike.

This episode’s critical thinker is Douglas Rushkoff. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, he is the author of 20 books, the most recent of which is Team Human, which is also a podcast series.

His work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. He has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He’s also a professor of media theory and digital economics at CUNY/Queens. He even once played keyboards in the cult industrial band Psychic TV.

Editorial Director Tim Noakes and Rushkoff discuss the future of Universal Basic Income, AI ethics, persuasive design, and even some limbic consonance. And if you don’t know what that is, please do listen on and let Mr Rushkoff enlighten you.

You can also listen to this podcast on Soundcloud here.

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