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Throwing rocks at the Google bus : how growth became the enemy of prosperity, Douglas Rushkoff

Label
Throwing rocks at the Google bus : how growth became the enemy of prosperity
Title
Throwing rocks at the Google bus
Title remainder
how growth became the enemy of prosperity
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Rushkoff
Title variation
How growth became the enemy of prosperity
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why doesn't the explosive growth of companies like Facebook and Uber deliver more prosperity for everyone? What is the systemic problem that sets the rich against the poor and the technologists against everybody else? When protesters shattered the windows of a bus carrying Google employees to work, their anger may have been justifiable, but it was misdirected. The true conflict of our age isn't between the unemployed and the digital elite, or even the 99 percent and the 1 percent. Rather, a tornado of technological improvements has spun our economic program out of control, and humanity as a whole--the protesters and the Google employees as well as the shareholders and the executives--are all trapped by the consequences. It's time to optimize our economy for the human beings it's supposed to be serving. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and author Douglas Rushkoff tells us how to combine the best of human nature with the best of modern technology. Tying together disparate threads--big data, the rise of robots and AI, the increasing participation of algorithms in stock market trading, the gig economy, the collapse of the Eurozone--Rushkoff provides a critical vocabulary for our economic moment and a nuanced portrait of humans and commerce at a critical crossroads."--
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushkoff, Douglas
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.I55
LC item number
R87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Electronic commerce
Label
Throwing rocks at the Google bus : how growth became the enemy of prosperity, Douglas Rushkoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • What's wrong with this picture?
  • Removing humans from the equation
  • The growth trap
  • The speed of money
  • Investing without exiting
  • Distributed
Control code
ocn936359157
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781617230172
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2016303658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936359157
Label
Throwing rocks at the Google bus : how growth became the enemy of prosperity, Douglas Rushkoff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • What's wrong with this picture?
  • Removing humans from the equation
  • The growth trap
  • The speed of money
  • Investing without exiting
  • Distributed
Control code
ocn936359157
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781617230172
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2016303658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936359157

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