Berto Jongman: Douglas Rushkoff on Elite Plans for Surviving “The Event”

How tech’s richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse For them, the future of technology is really about just one thing: escape.

Doug Rushkoff: Silicon Valley — Amazon, Google, and Uber Specifically — Is Broken

Silicon Valley is broken and heading for social unrest, argues media theorist Rushkoff argues that several major tech companies operate with intentionally unsustainable business models. Amazon and Uber, he says, work by destroying marketplaces and then using their leverage to move into another area. So while Amazon doesn’t make much money off books, the original …

Douglas Rushkoff: The Manfunctioning Tech Economy

THE GUARDIAN: THE MALFUNCTIONING TECH ECONOMY His latest book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, is published by Portfolio Penguin on 3 March. Read full interview.

Doug Rushkoff: How Digital Media Finally Enables Distributed Enterprise

Platform Cooperativism, hosted by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider, the closing keynote, a first effort at expressing the gist of my upcoming book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, in 40 minutes of speaking.So here’s the video of that talk. This may be the only talk where I try to include everything, and I think it’s …

Doug Rushkoff: How Technology Killed the Future

How Technology Killed the Future Presidents—and the rest of us—can’t get anything done anymore. By DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF January 15, 2014 EXTRACT This new paradigm is fundamentally scrambling our politics. Our leaders’ ability to articulate goals, organize movements or even approach long-term solutions has been stymied by an obsession—on their part and ours—with the now. Unless …

Doug Rushkoff on CNN: Edward Snowden is a hero — uncovering the MACHINE

Editor’s note: Douglas Rushkoff writes a regular column for CNN.com. He is a media theorist and the author of the new book “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now.” (CNN) — When I was a kid, I remember a guy named Daniel Ellsberg leaking some classified documents to the New York Times about the Vietnam War …

Doug Rushkoff: Present Shock – When Everything Happens Now

Douglas Rushkoff is a media theorist and the bestselling author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. His earlier books include Life Inc, Program or Be Programmed, and Media Virus. He made the PBS Frontline documentaries The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation, and speaks around the world about media, technology, and change. …

Berto Jongman: Doug Rushkoff One Hour on Present Shock

From WebVisions New York 2013, Live from Theater for the New City, Douglas Rushkoff gives his Keynote from his new book, “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now”. “Currently serving as Code Evangelist for Codecademy, Rushkoff is the author of a dozen bestselling books on media, technology, and society, including Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, …

Doug Rushkoff: Present Shock (YouTube 15:14) & Book

Douglas Rushkoff has been an authority on the intersection of technology and culture since before the word “google” was anything more than baby talk. He predicted the coming centrality of the Internet (CYBERIA, 1992 – a book initially canceled by a publisher who feared the net would be over by the time it came out); …

Michel Bauwens: Douglas Rushkoff Overview of the Collaborative Economy

Archive for ‘P2PF/Orange Report’: Synthetic overview of the collaborative economy full appendixes Posted on October 31, 2012 Rushkoff on “Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy Report” “There is no longer any excuse to remain ignorant of the vast peer-to-peer landscape that is slowly but surely replacing the obsolete, monopolistic, and competitive institutions of yesterday. This authoritative …

Douglas Rushkoff: Death of the Financial Parasite….Good!

Program Your Own Money Douglas Rushkoff Reality Sandwich EXTRACT: Yes, we are watching something melt down. But I’d argue the thing that’s dying is not business itself, but a financial parasite — a speculative marketplace that no longer funds business but instead seeks to extract value from healthy commerce. More a funds vampire than an …