Playing for Team Human today, author, social critic, and public speaker James Howard Kunstler. Kunstler discusses how the current pandemic is just the beginning of a process he calls ‘The Long Emergency.” “When the dust settles, we’re tasked with reorganizing our lives.” he says. Further, Kuntsler discusses the implications of a debt-based economy when debt can’t be paid and money ceases to represent anything. “When capital doesn’t function, it stops being money.” Kunstler looks at how humans might reorient themselves after the pandemic. How might humans connect to the world? What will the re-enchantment of the human experience and human life look like? In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at how the Trump administration views the economic shutdown as an equal or greater danger to the pandemic because of what it might allow humans to realize: That humans work for the economy instead of our economy working for us. Read the written version of Rushkoff’s version “We Wish to Inform You That Your Death is Highly Profitable” from Medium’s GEN: https://gen.medium.com/we-wish-to-inform-you-that-your-death-is-highly-profitable-22c73744055c For more information on Kuntsler’s books: https://kunstler.com/writings/books/ — Support Us — Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. On Patreon:
Helena Norberg-Hodge “Everything Works Better Locally”
Playing for Team Human today, author, filmmaker, and founder & director of Local Futures, Helena Norberg-Hodge. Norberg-Hodge joins Team Human to discuss how globalisation doesn't make things more efficient, and how localism can work to serve real people and real places. In his opening monologue, Rushkoff remembers his friend, the late Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (1950-2020), and reflects on the way television media is warping our perception of the current coronavirus crisis. Read Rushkoff on Genesis Breyer P-Orridge from BoingBoing: https://boingboing.net/2020/03/14/douglas-rushkoff-on-genesis-br.html Learn more about Local Futures: https://www.localfutures.org/ Local is our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness: https://www.localfutures.org/publications/local-is-our-future-book-helena-norberg-hodge/ — Support Us — Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. On Patreon:
Mark Stahlman "Get Digital, Go Medieval"
Playing for Team Human today, founder of the Center for the Study of Digital Life, Mark Stahlman. Stahlman joins Team Human to discuss how artificial intelligence has become the new ground for human interaction, and why navigating it will require us to retrieve our uniquely human senses. "We will only become fully human if we learn to take responsibility for our actions." Stahlman says. Further, he discusses the shift from a television environment to a digital environment and what that means for our collective sensibilities. In his opening monologue. Rushkoff discusses Super Tuesday results and looks at the figure and ground of the presidential race and what we can do in our local communities to create change. Learn more about the Center for the Study of Digital Life: http://www.digitallife.center/ — Support Us — Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. On Patreon:
Ep. 148 Steven Hassan "Re-establishing Contact"
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Allison Fine "Things Worth Fighting For"
Playing for Team Human today, author, social change thought leader, nonprofit founder, and congressional candidate for New York's 17th district, Allison Fine. Fine joins Team Human to discuss her platform and decision to run for congress. "We are so broken right now that I actually want to go into the belly of the beast to get us to the next chapter. I think it's important for us to pay attention to what's going on now, but not to get stuck in what's going on now." Fine and Rushkoff discuss the imperative for the United States to shift to a green economy, the existential threat of automation on labor, breaking down barriers for women's success, and empowering people with a mobile economy that optimizes for velocity. In his monologue, Rushkoff looks at how Twitter provides Russia with memetic ammunition to launch propaganda campaigns against the United States. Learn more about Allison's campaign here: https://www.allisonfine2020.com/ — Support Us — Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. On Patreon: