London has some major disadvantages that would make any transport policy difficult. However, even given the constraints, the current policy mix is so far away from ideal that it could be costing each household about Â£1,000 more than it should if transport were to be organised rationally.Â The lecture will give some suggestions about what could be done.
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Douglas Rushkoff and Present Shock - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Renowned US media theorist Douglas Rushkoff argues we now live in a state of ‘Present Shock’ where we’ve lost our understanding of time; and where our sense of what the future should and could be has been seriously diminished. He explains the cause and symptoms of ‘Present Shock’.
Douglas Rushkoff, Media theorist and author of ‘Present Shock’.
Title: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Current Hardcover
Douglas Rushkoff’s Website (http://www.rushkoff.com/present-shock/)
Wall Street Journal Excerpt of "Present Shock’ (http://www.rushkoff.com/blog/2013/3/14/wall-street-journal-adaptation-from-present-shock.html)
2011 Future Tense Interview with Douglas Rushkoff (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/douglas-rushkoff-and-program-or-be-programmed/3001884)
In 1970, futurist Alvin Toffler brought out a soon-famous book called “Future Shock”. It described a world in which people could no longer keep up with the pace of change.
In 2013, big thinker Douglas Rushkoff is out with a book called “Present Shock”. It describes a world in which the change has arrived. In a digital tsunami. And we are lost in it.
Tumbling in an overwhelming, almost tyrannical, “now.” A present in which we’ve lost our cultural narrative, our past, our future. We can drown or we can thrive, he says.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA w/ Douglas Dollars | Pre-Recorded Late Night | Funny interviews, improv and sketch comedy
Dennis has been digging cars out of ditches with AAA for decades, most of them in Las Vegas, and we dig into the secret menu of services available to the automobiles of the rich and famous. Featuring special guest Douglas Dollars of dougalwayswins.biz
Douglas Martin is assessing the ease with which stereotypes can be created and what influences their formation.
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Douglas Adams, creator of the anarchic world conjured up by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He’ll be talking to Sue Lawley about how, as a child, he found it difficult to communicate with the adult world, and didn’t speak until he was four years old. But as his confidence grew, he set his sights on being a nuclear physicist - an ambition later replaced by a burning desire to be John Cleese in Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In fact, he has become a hugely-successful author, a passionate amateur naturalist and a rock star manque.
Douglas Coupland and William Gibson discuss culture, technology, and the craft of writing. Communications technologies are a global memory prosthesis, says Gibson, and aspire to an experience in which distinctions between the "virtual" and the "real" are dissolved. We are already the borg, Gibson says.
A special edition of The Pod Delusion celebrating the life and work of acclaimed author Douglas Adams, in association with Save The Rhino and their annual Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture (which is held jointly with the Environmental Investigation Agency, which Adams also supported).
This special episode is presented by Jon Treadway and features contributions from many people who knew or were influenced by Douglas Adams, including:
Stephen Mangan, star of the Dirk Gently TV adaption Mark Carwardine, co-writer of Last Chance To See Stephen Pinker, author and previous Memorial Lecture presenter Dirk Maggs, producer of the Hitchhikers radio series Simon Jones, who played Arthur Dent in both the TV and radio series Dave Stirling, founder of Save The Rhino James Thrift, Adams’ half brother Ed Victor, Adams’ literary agent Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician and previous Memorial Lecture presenter
This week on Spark: There’s been a sharp decline in the number of young people going into the field of Computer Science lately. We try to find out why so-called digital natives lack interest in how our digital world works, and why learning to program should be basic literacy for us all.
On this episode of Spark: Programmers, Hybrids, and Cyborgs – oh my!
Andy and Dan discuss author Douglas Adams, including his books Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and Last Chance to See, along with other works like the computer game Starship Titanic and more.
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