Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock, is here to answer your…

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 adapt to… » 2/04/13 2:00pm 2/04/13 2:00pm

Where Memes Really Come From

Though history will probably remember Richard Dawkins as the activist who spearheaded a new atheist movement, there is something far more famous and important that he invented — and few people know it. He is the guy who first popularized the idea of the meme, way back in the 1970s. That's right. Dawkins is indirectly… » 1/23/13 1:58pm 1/23/13 1:58pm

In this week's comics, a new Airbender book is on the stands!

What can you look forward to this Wednesday? A new Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel, Cthulhu versus The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and futuristic teens trapped in video game dystopias. Let's hop on in! » 1/24/12 9:20am 1/24/12 9:20am

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 will … » 8/15/11 7:30am 8/15/11 7:30am