Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

by Douglas Rushkoff

Penguin Group US | March 21, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed.

Well, the future’s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this “now” is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.

Douglas Rushko weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture.

“Invaluable.” — The New York Times

“This is a wondrously thought-provoking book.” — Walter Isaacson

“A sobering wake-up call to collectively reexamine our relationship with time before we’re blindsided by an unwelcome future.” —Booklist

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 21, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101608242

ISBN - 13: 9781101608241

Found in: Science and Nature

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Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

by Douglas Rushkoff

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 21, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101608242

ISBN - 13: 9781101608241

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People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed.

Well, the future’s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this “now” is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.

Douglas Rushko weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture.

“Invaluable.” — The New York Times

“This is a wondrously thought-provoking book.” — Walter Isaacson

“A sobering wake-up call to collectively reexamine our relationship with time before we’re blindsided by an unwelcome future.” —Booklist

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