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Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now - Douglas Rushkoff With a nod to Alvin Toffler, Rushkoff speaks to our relationship with time, one that has been shaped by both culture and technology. He denotes a marked shift in our focus from futurism to presentism, and while upon first blush this sounds like a vast improvement - evoking the ideas of Eckhart Tolle and The Power of Now - Rushkoff points out that the now we are chasing in our Facebook updates and Twitter feeds is a moment that has just passed somewhere else.