Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, Life Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Testament and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world.

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The Russians aren’t coming to Silicon Valley, they’re already here

The idea that humans could engineer a path to their own salvation started long before Google, the internet, or even computers. The Russians were there 100 years ago, and planted the seed for today’s Silicon Valley transhumanists.
Opinion

Donald Trump is a media virus, but we’re the ones spreading him

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump’s ascendance demonstrates how a “media virus” can burrow into cultural weak spots and spread like the flu. But what’s the cure?
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How do we end the advertising arms race? Start thinking like humans

The new AdNauseam ad blocker works even more effectively - and artfully - than its predecessors, but advertisers will eventually find a way around it. How do we make this game end?
Opinion

The best smartphone is the one you already own

Relentless upgrades and hypnotic marketing have tricked us into churning gadgets as quickly as possible, but the unseen costs of this cycle should have thoughtful buyers shoving a stick in the spokes.
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No secrets, no shame: How technology forces honesty

When everyone already knows what you’re trying to hide, will there be any point to privacy? We may be moving toward a world where we’ll find out.
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What happens when anyone can code? We’re about to find out

Drag-and-drop programming tools like Ready could teach anyone to code, and make creating apps as easy as creating a newsletter or website. And in creation, there’s power.