Author Douglas Rushkoff on Present Shock, Breaking Bad and the decline of traditional narrative

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This conversation is with Douglas Rushkoff, author and media theorist.

I've been reading Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, because like many of us I've been thinking about what happens to us, our work, media and society when ever more of our time is spent in the online world vs. the physical world.

Douglas spent more than two years writing a book about this and came out with a fairly interesting work, one that is, from what I've found, the most cohesive analysis of the impact of the digital clock, the increasing abstraction away from the physical world in most aspects of our lives and what people can do to counteract it.

We talk about the book, Breaking Bad, Sopranos, what could happen in a world where we all work less and more. Check it out!

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