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The Internet Is Acid, and America Is Having a Bad Trip

How we can hallucinate our way back to sanity

Douglas Rushkoff
Sep 4, 2018 · 5 min read
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It seemed as if the world was about to become a whole lot more like a lucid dream, where the future was less a place we arrived at than a thing we created together.

America is unconsciously living in a psychedelic landscape and having a bad trip.

We’re beginning to see a resurgence of the original strain of cyberculture: those who see in media and technology a way to express rather than repress human creativity.


Team Human

Team Human is a manifesto — a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature.

Thanks to Aaron Gell

Douglas Rushkoff

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Author of Team Human, Present Shock, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast http://medium.com/team-human

Team Human

Team Human is a manifesto — a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature.

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