Douglas Rushkoff on 'Present Shock'

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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."


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