Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff: The Peril and Promise of the Digital Economy

Digital technology was supposed to usher in a new age of prosperity. Instead, it has put industrial capitalism on steroids—workers lose to automation, investors lose to algorithms, and tech developers lose their vision to the demands of the start-up economy. Douglas Rushkoff, the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, explains what went wrong and how we can reboot our obsolete economic operating system using the distributive power of the internet. 

A book signing follows the lecture.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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