Team Human ep. 213: Philip Rosedale

Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how speculators prevent crypto from working as a safe haven. 📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, The Tail […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 212: Lisa Lovebucket

Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shows us how learning to prepare for the worst may give us the resilience we need to avoid apocalypse altogether. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff asks us not to abandon people in red states. 📰 You can read a […]   read more »

Don’t Abandon People in Red States

I overhead a couple of high school students this morning talking about their college options. “I don’t think I’m going to apply to Grinnel, anymore,” one said. “Or Rice,” the other chimed in. “Screw them.” They were looking at the map of US states that are either implementing or likely to implement bans on abortion […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 211: Nick Kroll

Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to tell our kids that our adult lives are better than their tortured adolescence. 📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, It […]   read more »

The Tail Wagging the Doge

One of the most common questions I’ve been getting this week is from young investors (they wouldn’t call themselves investors, but they are) wondering why their crypto holdings are going down as fast or faster than the stock market. “But I bought all this Ethereum because I knew the market was about to crash,” one […]   read more »

Breaking News: Stuff actually costs a lot.

Yes, gas prices are up. I saw a woman fill up her old station wagon with premium the other day, and her pump total went over $90. “Ouch!” I said to her, smiling. “This damn inflation will be the end of us all,” she replied, then added “Let’s go Brandon,” (meaning Joe Biden should be […]   read more »

Don’t Hide the Tech

I don’t like nice interfaces. I never have. I always found technologies easier to use when they don’t try to humanize themselves for me. Worse, when they do try to make themselves softer and squishier and “easier” for humans, I get concerned about losing touch with what they’re really doing for us and to us. […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 210: Micah Sifry

The Connector journalist, activist, and author of The Big Disconnect Micah Sifry helps us find a better, healthier way to metabolize current events. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff offers a short, but concrete, set of answers about how we can confront our global crises. 📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Rise […]   read more »

It Doesn’t Get Better?

I found myself actually bothered by Elon Musk’s tweets today. For the most part, I’ve ignored him the same way I ignore most of what happens on that platform. I check out my own highly curated list of users for links to interesting articles I may have missed, and try not to get fooled into […]   read more »

Team Human ep. 209: Sue Thomas

Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and restore the nature in our technology. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reflects on Program or Be Programmed a decade after it was published. 📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Program or Be Programmed, on Medium. 🌍 Visit Sue Thomas’ […]   read more »