August 2, 2013 – “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now”

On the next edition of Consider This, I interview Douglas Rushkoff, author of: 1) Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back; and 2) his most recent book, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. From the flyleaf: “If the end of the twentieth century can be characterized by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, but we don’t seem to have any time in which to live it. Instead we remain poised and frozen, overwhelmed by an always-on, live-streamed reality that our human bodies and minds can never truly inhabit. And our failure to do so has had wide-ranging effects on every aspect of our lives.”

Other books:

Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism
Get Back in the Box: How Being Great at What You Do Is Great for Business
Coercion: Why We Listen to What “They” Say
Media Virus! Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture