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From the Archives: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now


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Douglas Rushkoff
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Douglas Rushkoff

Author and trend-spotter Douglas Rushkoff says humans are living in the present more than ever before. But he isn't talking about a serene Zen-like state of being in the moment. Instead, thanks to mobile devices and other technology, "presentism" is characterized by a constant state of distraction, and a need for immediacy which affects virtually everything: the way we tell stories, invest money, and even evaluate politicians. Rushkoff joins us to talk about his new book, "Present Shock.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of books including "Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age" and "Life Inc."

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