Title Profile & Character Information

Present Shock

Annotation
Rushkoff weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture. He explains how the rise of zombie apocalypse fiction signals our intense desire for an ending; how the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street form two sides of the same post-narrative coin; how corporate investing in the future has been replaced by futile efforts to game the stock market in real time; why social networks make people anxious and email can feel like an assault.

GenreNonFiction
Political
Science
Sociology
TopicsFuture of Earth
Technology
Biology
Human behavior
Politics
American culture
Social change
Life choices