When everything happens now
I recently read Douglas Rushkoff’s latest book: Present Shock.
I found it enlightening and thought I could share a brief summary of it below.
What is Present Shock?
There are many sides to it but Rushkoff sums it up pretty well in the following conflict:
The faux present of digital bombardment
The true now of a coherently living human
The first manifestation of Present Shock identified by Rushkoff is the narrative collapse.
Reality TV, Lost, Friends, Seinfeld, action movies,...