Present Shock

Present Shock

When Everything Happens Now

Book - 2013
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"In the 1970s futurism was in. But looking forward has become a thing of the past. According to Rushkoff, "presentism" is the new ethos of a society that's always on, in real time, updating live. Rushkoff shows how this trend is both exhilarating and disorienting. This was the goal of technology--outsourcing our memory was supposed to free us up to focus on the present. But we are in danger of squandering this cognitive surplus on trivia. Rushkoff shows how we can instead ground ourselves in the reality of the present tense"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Current, 2013.
ISBN: 9781591844761
Characteristics: vii, 296 p. ; 22 cm.


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Mar 02, 2016

Amazing book! I read this book a year ago and have referenced it in conversations dozens upon dozens of times. Does such a great job of spelling out what always being "on" does to our way of thinking and how it affects different parts of both our personal lives and the world at large. Great read if you want to THINK!


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