Today from 1-2 PM PDT, we'll be joined by media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, whose new book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now is getting rave reviews and making people's heads explode. It's about how, in our media-saturated, data-driven age, we are no longer able to plan for the future because we're so stifled by the overwhelming demands of the now. Ask Rushkoff a question in comments below!
Rushkoff's book is riffing on the idea of "future shock," a term popularized by futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler in the 1970s to describe the sense that tomorrow was coming too fast. But now we're beyond that.