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Douglas Rushkoff’s Present Shock

June 28, 2013

Guest: DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF

[REBROADCAST] Do you often feel you aren’t on your game because you’re not hip to the new trend and are behind in your tweets? Our guest, author DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, has been observing our culture’s need to be omnipresent, and coined the phrase, ‘digiphrenia’ to help understand it. Riffing on Alvin Toffler’s seminal 1970 book, “Future Shock,” about how people were feeling too much change was occurring in a small period of time, or suffering from “information overload.” Rushkoff’s recent book is “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now.”

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