Playing the Future (1999)
A provocative look at how kids’ culture can give us the tools for survival in the increasingly complex 21st century.
Do “The Simpsons” represent a leap forward in media consciousness? Do Sega video games and channel-surfing offer new strategies for coping in a world fraught with unpredictability? Can raves, snowboarding, or online chatting teach us something about adapting to cultural change? Douglas Rushkoff, “one of the great thinkers and writers of our time” (Timothy Leary) says yes, yes, and yes.