Everybody's gone crazy on Continuum, and futureshock is to blame!

In last night's episode of Continuum, the whole town of Vancouver goes bonkers. It's basically a total political/social meltdown, precipitated by the internetz. But really, all this madness is just various forms of future-shock, because the future is arriving ahead of schedule. Spoilers ahead... » 8/17/13 11:00am 8/17/13 11:00am

"Futureshock" proves that the future really is unevenly distributed

The other day, we asked whether futureshock still exists — and depending on who you talk to, it's either everywhere or an obsolete idea. One of the people we wrote to didn't get back to us in time for our deadline, but when Mark Dery (inventor of the term "culture jamming" and noted writer about cyberculture) did… » 2/08/13 4:20pm 2/08/13 4:20pm

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