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Tanzima Chowdhury
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Monday, 17 December 2018

How To Be "Team Human" In The Digital Future | Douglas Rushkoff

In this concise and spirited episode of TED Talks Daily, Douglas Rushkoff outlines the plan for the “apocalypse” (e.g. zombies, climate disasters, financial meltdown), which lies in reorienting our mindsets as humans and what it means to be human. According to Rushkoff, we are concerned about the data, the technology, and predicting the future, and now "human beings are the problem and technology is the solution." Where have solidarity, bonding, meaning and creativity gone, and how can we go back to those qualities that made us human?

... [B]eing human is a team sport, evolution's a collaborative act. Even the trees in the forest, they're not all in competition with each other, they're connected with the vast network of roots and mushrooms that let them communicate with one another and pass nutrients back and forth. If human beings are the most evolved species, it's because we have the most evolved ways of collaborating and communicating. We have language. We have technology.

For a future that is well worth living, we need co-create with others and focus on our relationships. Therefore, let's start simple and from our core as Rushkoff advises worried tech billionaires on how to control their security forces (which should extend to all of us): "Start treating those people with love and respect right now. Maybe you won't have an apocalypse to worry about."

How To Be "Team Human" In The Digital Future | Douglas Rushkoff
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