Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Douglas Rushkoff


humans spent the 20th century enthusiastic about the long run. We created applied sciences that might aid attach us speedier, assemble information, map the planet, and bring together wisdom. We strove for a right away community the place time and house will be compressed. good, the future's arrived. we are living in a continual now enabled by way of Twitter, electronic mail, and a so-called real-time technological shift. but this "now" is an elusive aim that we will by no means rather achieve. And the dissonance among our electronic selves and our analog our bodies has thrown us right into a new kingdom of tension: current surprise.

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