People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future's arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this qnowq is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.aChevy Tahoe, TrumpCreate OpenSource Fun, a OilDrum, April 3, 2006, http:// energyandourfuture.org/story/2006/4/3/164232/5126. 5. ... Walter Kirn, Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever (New York: Doubleday, 2009).
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