Douglas Rushkoff is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems.
One of his most recent books is Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. In its ten chapters Rushkoff provides cyberenthusiasts and technophobes alike with guidelines to deal with the digital world without being controlled by it.
Read the introduction. PDF here
And leave a thought in the comment section below. I want more than a summary or a personal reaction (I agree/I disagree). You can start from this question:
Can you think of an example of a computational system or artifact that “programs” our lives or deeply affect our society? What are its bias and problems (if any)? Can you envision a better alternative?