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Present Shock When Everything Happens Now

Present Shock When Everything Happens Now

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
ISBN: 9781617230103
publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
publisher Date: 02/25/2014
Price: 16
eBookPrice: 10
Schools: Temple University
Description: 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.