Obsessed with the Now: Review Douglas Rushkoff’s Book “Present Shock” (via The Verge)

I have his book in my Kindle queue – always enjoy his thoughts.

Of course, there’s a danger to becoming part of the narrative. Humans, he explains, live in linear time, while the internet and our computers can do everything at once, and so in the digital, everything happens at once (many of Rushkoff’s thoughts on time vs. humans parallel Nicholas Carr’s writings in The Shallows). He calls this sensation “Digiphrenia.” It’s like “a dance partner who doesn’t see or feel us,” he says, and we’re frustrated as we try to sync up.

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