Present Shock

Present Shock

When Everything Happens Now

Book - 2013
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Rushkoff weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture. He explains how the rise of zombie apocalypse fiction signals our intense desire for an ending; how the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street form two sides of the same post-narrative coin; how corporate investing in the future has been replaced by futile efforts to game the stock market in real time; why social networks make people anxious and email can feel like an assault.
Publisher: New York :, Current, published by the Penguin Group,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781591844761
Branch Call Number: 303. 483 RUS
Characteristics: vii, 296 pages

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jordangoetz
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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