Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

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6.99 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… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

Rushkoff doesn’t come off as a doomsayer. In fact, he rightly pokes holes in the apocalyptic attempts we’ve used to escape our unending present.

Sure to be loved by readers who enjoy telling kids to get off their damn lawn, but unlikely to gain traction with a wider audience.

Book Details  

Publisher: Current (March 21, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 680 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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