Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock, is here to answer your questions about why we've lost touch with the future

Today from 1-2 PM PDT, we'll be joined by media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, whose new book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now is getting rave reviews and making people's heads explode. It's about how, in our media-saturated, data-driven age, we are no longer able to plan for the future because we're so stifled… » 3/27/13 12:50pm 3/27/13 12:50pm

How can you tell if you are suffering from Future Shock?

It's been four decades since futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler predicted a wave of "future shock," the sensation of panic and unease that happens when people are "overwhelmed by change." And, depending on who you talk to you, we're either in the middle of a huge epidemic of future shock, with people struggling to… » 2/04/13 2:00pm 2/04/13 2:00pm

A Science Fiction Anthology Published by Intel

Why would chipmaker Intel want to commission science fiction authors to write stories? So that the technology-focused company can start thinking more in terms of user applications. The Tomorrow Project, a new anthology that Intel published online a few months back, aims to help Intel's engineers imagine how people… » 8/15/11 7:30am 8/15/11 7:30am