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Younger book mavens might not know that this new tome by media theorist/documentarian Douglas Rushkoff (Program or Being Programmed) plays on the title of Alvin Toffler's 1970 bestseller Future Shock. In it, Rushkoff maintains persuasively that we now live in a world of "presentism," a realm of instantaneous updates and multiple simultaneous sourcing. Our lives are so fact-packed now that we outsource our memories and carry around growing archives of clickable pictures and other data. Present Shock helps explains why everything seems so dizzying compared to the lives our parents led in the Great Rocking Chair Age.