I’m Douglas Rushkoff, author of Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires. AMA.
I just wrote a book about the billionaire mindset, why they want to leave us behind, going meta, accelerationists, and what Jeffrey Epstein, Richard Dawkins, Peter Thiel, and Steven Bannon have in common.
I spent some time with billionaires who are prepping for “the event,” as well as the early cyberdelic crowd back in the early 90s, including Leary, Barlow, and McKenna. I coined the term “viral media.” AMA - but I’m particularly interested in answering questions about our hopes for digital culture, where it went wrong, and how to retrieve it. Also, whether civilization really has to end. Check out this video by Ryan George that entertainingly asks some of these questions: https://youtu.be/pwJQEAI_KE0