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Obsessed with the Now: Douglas Rushkoff and the threat of ‘Present Shock’

Paul Miller, The Verge:

In Present Shock, [Douglas] Rushkoff describes our current state of information-saturated, always-on, technology-conformed being. He defines a number of syndromes or symptoms of this problem, and gives them fancy names like “Digiphrenia” and “Fractalnoia.” They sound like mental disorders, which is sort of the point.

A fascinating read. Rushkoff has some fascinating theories about our focus on the present, and how information overload is affecting our everyday lives.

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