Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Douglas Rushkoff


humans spent the 20th century captivated with the longer term. We created applied sciences that may support attach us speedier, assemble information, map the planet, and collect wisdom. We strove for an immediate community the place time and area can be compressed. good, the future's arrived. we are living in a continuing now enabled via Twitter, e-mail, and a so-called real-time technological shift. but this "now" is an elusive objective that we will by no means rather succeed in. And the dissonance among our electronic selves and our analog our bodies has thrown us right into a new country of hysteria: current surprise.

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