Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Kobo ebook | March 21, 2013

byDouglas Rushkoff

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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.

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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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 21, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101608242

ISBN - 13:9781101608241

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative A very well written and informative book. Not for people who are afraid of the future, or totally enamoured of technology.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Informative While some interesting arguments have been presented, not all of them were followed through.
Date published: 2014-01-22