Cool Science Radio – Douglas Rushkoff on ‘Throwing Rocks’
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Guest number two on the program is Douglass Rushcoff, author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity. When protesters shattered the windows of a bus carrying Google employees to work, their anger may have been justifiable, but it was misdirected. The true conflict of our age isn’t between the unemployed and the digital elite, or even the 99 percent and the 1 percent. Rather, a tornado of technological improvements has spun our economic program out of control, and humanity as a whole—the pro-testers and the Google employees as well as the shareholders and the executives—are all trapped by the consequences.