Douglas Rushkoff on Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now [AUDIO]

June 18th, 2013

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The always-on, simultaneous society in which we have found ourselves has altered our relationship to culture, media, news, politics, economics, and power. We are living in a digital temporal landscape, but instead of exploiting its asynchronous biases, we are misguidedly attempting to extend the time-is-money agenda of the Industrial Age into the current era. The result is a disorienting and dehumanizing mess, where the zombie apocalypse is more comforting to imagine than more of the same. It needn’t be this way.

Douglas Rushkoff — teacher, documentarian, journalist, and author — discusses insights from his recent book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now with David Weinberger and a live audience at Harvard.

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