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The Resource Present shock : when everything happens now, Douglas Rushkoff

Present shock : when everything happens now, Douglas Rushkoff

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Present shock : when everything happens now
Title
Present shock
Title remainder
when everything happens now
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Rushkoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An award-winning author explores how the world works in our age of "continuous now" Back in the 1970s, futurism was all the rage. But looking forward is becoming a thing of the past. According to Douglas Rushkoff, "presentism" is the new ethos of a society that's always on, in real time, updating live. Guided by neither history nor long term goals, we navigate a sea of media that blend the past and future into a mash-up of instantaneous experience. Rushkoff shows how this trend is both disorienting and exhilarating. Without linear narrative we get both the humiliations of reality TV and the associative brilliance of The Simpsons. With no time for long term investing, we invent dangerously compressed derivatives yet also revive sustainable local businesses. In politics, presentism drives both the Tea Party and the Occupy movement. In many ways, this was the goal of digital technology--outsourcing our memory was supposed to free us up to focus on the present. But we are in danger of squandering this cognitive surplus on trivia. Rushkoff shows how we can instead ground ourselves in the reality of the present tense. "--
  • "In the 1970s futurism was in. But looking forward has become a thing of the past. According to Rushkoff, "presentism" is the new ethos of a society that's always on, in real time, updating live. Rushkoff shows how this trend is both exhilarating and disorienting. This was the goal of technology--outsourcing our memory was supposed to free us up to focus on the present. But we are in danger of squandering this cognitive surplus on trivia. Rushkoff shows how we can instead ground ourselves in the reality of the present tense"--
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Rushkoff, Douglas
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.R86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technology
  • Technology
Label
Present shock : when everything happens now, Douglas Rushkoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781591844761
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012039915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn796756185
Label
Present shock : when everything happens now, Douglas Rushkoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781591844761
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012039915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn796756185

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