Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
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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PRESENT SHOCK: When Everything Happens NowUser Review - Kirkus
Media theorist Rushkoff (Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, 2011, etc.) returns with a dire prognosis of society's ills.Though exaggerated, many of the author's assertions can ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nnschiller - LibraryThing
Rushkoff understands how our tools are changing us and is able to pause long enough to reflect on what this means. Recommended. Read full review