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  1. Douglas Rushkoff On ‘Present Shock’

    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.

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  2. Spark 159 —€“ October 23 & 26, 2011

    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!

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  3. Everything Incorporated

    Social critic Douglas Rushkoff is ready to think big in response to the economic crisis still rocking the U.S. and the world. Really big.

    Rushkoff thinks we got off track as a society a ways back. About 400 years back.

    He’s not against capitalism. But the form we fell into –corporate capitalism – is killing us, he says. Killing values and communities. Turning us into the “brand that is me.” Turning homes into investments and 401k balances into cold barometers of success or failure.

    It doesn’t have to be this way, he says.

    This hour, On Point: Douglas Rushkoff rethinks our corporatized lives.


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