Present Shock by Douglas Rushkoff
When Everything Happens Now

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“Present Shock” is one of those invaluable books that make sense of what we already half-know.
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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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DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF is a world-renowned media theorist whose twelve books, including Life, Inc., have won prestigious awards and have been translated into thirty languages. He is a commentator on CNN and a contributor to Time, Discover, and NPR. He also made the PBS documentaries Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation.
Published March 21, 2013 by Current. 306 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Janet Maslin on Mar 13 2013

“Present Shock” is one of those invaluable books that make sense of what we already half-know.

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