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Douglas Rushkoff-- Present Shock and Presentism: Interview Transcript

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Here is a link to the audio podcast.

Thanks to Don Caldarazzo for doing the transcript.

Rob Kall: And welcome to the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, WNJC 1360 AM out of Washington Township, reaching metro Philly and South Jersey, sponsored by Opednews.com. My guest tonight is Douglas Rushkoff. Douglas is the author of ten books. The one we're going to talk about is Present Shock. Welcome to the show!

Douglas Rushkoff Hi! Good to be with you.

Rob Kall: Yeah. You know, I looked at the title, and it grabbed me because I love Alvin Toffler's Future Shock, written - what, 40 years ago? Something like that?

Douglas Rushkoff Mm hmm.

Rob Kall: And then I started reading it, and this book grabbed me over and over again, in so many different ways. You've written a really good, exciting, fascinating, smart book here that I think will be very valuable for anybody who is interested in the Web. What really grabbed me is, a lot of the topics that you're discussing are things I've worked with for a long time.

But let's get started here by getting a definition. What is "Present Shock?"

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