Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now


By (author) Douglas Rushkoff

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  • Publisher: Current
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 200mm x 26mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 24 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1617230103
  • ISBN 13: 9781617230103
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 55,918

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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, behaviour, 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Party and Occupy Wall Street form two sides of the same post-narrative coin; how corporate investing in the future has been replaced by futile efforts to game the stock market in real time; why social networks make people anxious and email can feel like an assault.

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Author information

Douglas Rushkoff is a world-renowned media theorist whose twelve books, including "Life Inc "and "Program or Be Programmed," have been translated into thirty languages. He is a commentator on CNN and a contributor to the "Guardian," "Discover," and NPR. He lives in New York.