God to Humans: “Just Pick the Tallest Guy”

Douglas Rushkoff
5 min readDec 21, 2023

Governments are a fallback for when community and compassion have failed

The people wanted a king. Gold told Samuel to pick the tallest guy.

I’m enjoying our monthly Team Human “Kibbitz Room” sessions a lot. They serve as a cross between a Quaker meeting hall and a Reddit ask-me-anything, where our community members bring up the issues and ideas concerning them. What makes them so special for me is that they provoke ideas I wouldn’t normally have, or even…

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Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Survival of the Richest, Team Human, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast http://teamhuman.fm