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.