Technology is supposed to enhance human lives. But media theorist Douglas Rushoff has come to believe that tech executives no longer have the interests of humans at heart when developing new applications. In a passionate and thought-provoking speech, he implores humans to take back control over their future by shaping technologies toward more humane ends. His talk will open the eyes of tech consumers and industry insiders alike.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why digital technology fails to serve the interest of humanity,
- How tech companies have reduced humans to mere money-making tools and
- Why joining “team human” can help restore the “unbridled potential of the collective human imagination.”
About the Speaker
Douglas Rushkoff is a professor of media theory and digital economics at CUNY/Queens College.