EP 6 Douglas Rushkoff – Memetics, Money + TeamHuman

Douglas Rushkoff is the host of the Team Human podcast and author of Team Human as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens.

  1. Introduction to Douglas Rushkoff 8 minutes
  2. “Team Human,” Timothy Leary and the Long Boom 11 minutes
  3. The Rise of the Attention Economy 16 minutes
  4. Memes and Memetics 9 minutes
  5. Figure and Ground; Money as an Operating System 8 minutes
  6. Alternative Monetary Systems 7 minutes
  7. “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus” 12 minutes

Transcript of The Jim Rutt Show featuring Douglas Rushkoff

2 thoughts on “EP 6 Douglas Rushkoff – Memetics, Money + TeamHuman

  1. 32:50…I might conjecture that the unicorn success affects the other millions of 23 year olds in the same way that the NFL star or Drug Kingpin effects the other 99.98% of poor kids growing up in the same neighborhood…what was that jayZ album “get rich or die trying” only problem is even when they get there they find that they aren’t much happier. What we are lacking and yearning for so deeply in todays world, and i think Doug has alluded to this …has no market price so no amount of wealth can scratch the itch once the novelty passes. We yearn for deep relationship with each other, and nature, we yearn for meaningful work and meaningful existence, and for truth and beauty( sorry i know you hate philosophy 🙂 ).

  2. Wholeheartedly agree, i have made far more deep intelectual friendships and activism connections from an amazing array of disciplines and epistemologies than I ever could have dreamed of without the modern internet, I also have exponentially more access to high quality information and dialogue. But as Doug points out, for the overwhelming majority of users this is not the case.

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