DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF ~ PROGRAM OR BE PROGRAMMED ~ 2011

~ WHTTTAIA? ~ Who Has Time To Think About It Anyway?

~ TDACUTRTLOTHM ~ The Digital Age Challenges Us To Rethink The Limits Of The Human Mind

~ AEWTLALDOATTMTAFMTU ~ An Environment Where The Loud And Lewd Drown Out Anything That Takes More Than A Few Moments To Understand

~ TDACUTRTLOTHM ~ The Digital Age Challenges Us To Rethink The Limits Of The Human Mind

~ Y-EVOBISATFIATEOB ~ Yes – Each Variety Of Beep Is Studied And Tested For Its Ability To Entrain Our Behavior

~ PVS ~ “Phantom Vibration Syndrome”

~ TSWOITRTBAO-TTVDOA ~ The Simplest Way Out Is To Refuse To Be Always On – That’s The Very Definition Of Autonomy

~ YMACNOTA ~ You May Always Choose None Of The Above

~ CILAGPWTWTGTTTWTCGHTS ~ Choice Is Less About Giving People What They Want Then Getting Them To Take What The Choice-Giver Has To Sell

~ TMWLTCTTAC-TMPAMWBO ~ The More We Learn To Conform To The Available Choices – The More Predictable And Machinelike We Become Ourselves

~ BACAC-ODMTTPUIOCIORSVODWP ~ Biased Against Contradiction And Compromise – Our Digital Media Tend To Polarize Us Into Opposing Camps Incapable Of Recognizing Shared Values Or Dealing With Paradox

~ OMTDCU-BOIAL ~ Our Mediating Technologies Do Connect Us – But On Increasingly Abstracted Levels

~ ITMTIA-WWHPWSLTRT ~ In The March Toward Increasing Abstraction – Whatever We Had Previously Will Seem Like The Real Thing

~ YOYOW ~ You Own Your Own Words

~ CWNK-CI ~ Content Was Never King – Contact Is

~ PANAFOC ~ People Are Not A Form Of Content

~ MS&LN ~ More Signal And Less Noise

~ S-DS ~ Share – Don’t Steal

~ RIJPOBMOACS ~ Restraint Is Just Part Of Being Members Of A Civilized Society

~ YA-WHSTUOANTATASEWHSTCOO ~ Yet Again – We Have Surrendered The Unfolding Of A New Technological Age To A Small Elite Who Have Seized The Capability On Offer

~ TCFORUEUHAVDUAD ~ Technologies Created For One Reason Usually End Up Having A Very Different Use And Effect

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF ~ PRESENT SHOCK ~ 2013

~ NC ~ Narrative Collapse

~ TFOT-TFOT-TEOT-TEOT ~ The Future Of This – The Future Of That – The End Of This – The End Of That

~ M-ATFOTFDNDMFOATCWTP ~ Meanwhile – All This Focus On The Future Did Not Do Much For Our Ability To Contend With The Present

~ NPCIB ~ Nowist Pop Culture Is Born

~ OR ~ Occupy Reality

~ D-BDOAB-ODE-WSOCTTTPIWWAL-TTB-TFPODB-A-TTNOACLH ~ Digiphrenia – By Dividing Our Attention Between – Our Digital Extensions – We Sacrifice Our Connection To The Truer Present In Which We Are Living – The Tension Between – The Faux Present Of Digital Bombardment – And – The True Now Of A Coherently Living Human

~ TIT ~ Time Is Technology

~ WAOEITMBWBOT ~ We Answer Our Email In The Morning Before We Brush Our Teeth

~ TSBTT ~ The Space Between The Ticks

~ HOWICTMSTNSCWIWTSWMTIWTSWY ~ Hold On While I Check To Make Sure There’s Not Someone Calling Whom I Want To Speak With More Than I Want To Speak With You

~ SH ~ “Slow Hunch”93

~ TNS-HA ~ The New Scarcity – Human Attention

~ IAWWAITNC-IINSTDFOTFO-ADD-ANSC ~ In A World Where Attention Is The New Commodity – It Is No Surprise That Diagnoses Of The Formerly Obscure – Attention Deficit Disorder – Are Now So Commonplace

~ ILOA-LN-TA-SF ~ It’s Less Of A – Long Now – Than A – Short Forever

~ TCO-TET-SRBT-IMSONO-ITETMT-‘N’-RFTSOE-TAT-RT-TO ~ Temporal Compression Overwinding – The Effort To – Squish Really Big Timescales – Into Much Smaller Or Nonexistent Ones – It’s The Effort To Make The – “Now” – Responsible For The Sorts Of Effects – That Actually Take – Real Time – To Occur

~ TB-HB-H-C-BT-WC-TTEOOGAPIOTTNG-T-LAS ~ Time Binding – Human Beings – However – Can – Bind Time – We Can – Take The Experiences Of One Generation And Pass It On To The Next Generation – Through – Language And Symbols

~ ACMPBLTAAOOPG ~ A Civilization Makes Progress By Leveraging The Achievements And Observations Of Past Generations

~ HAUITCTLFOA ~ Humans Are Unlimited In Their Capacity To Learn From One Another

~ PR ~ Presentist Reality

~ WAO ~ We Are Overwinding

~ WICAUFTP-ICIAUFTF ~ What Isn’t Coming At Us From The Past – Is Crashing In At Us From The Future

~ CII ~ Chronically Induced Inferiority

~ WTOVLIT-TWBAC ~ When The Only Value Left Is Time – The World Becomes A Clock

~ IWSOTWIB-IELAOS ~ It Was So Overleveraged That When It Broke – It Exploded Like An Overwound Spring

~ OTCHASITLTROOA-SF-MOUSIOTTW ~ Only The Commons Has A Stake In The Long-Term Repercussions Of Our Actions – So Far – Most Of Us Seem Incapable Of Thinking This Way

~ TSETLTT-ESILTT-PPTMCS ~ There’s Some Evidence That Long-Term Thinking – Even Self-Interested Long-Term Thinking – Pushes People To More Collaborative Solutions

~ ‘TSOTF’ ~ “The Shadow Of The Future”

~ WANLCBTPTPFTP-BAOASTAFTWA ~ We Are No Longer Content Burning The Past To Pay For The Present – Because All Of A Sudden There’s A Future To Worry About

~ F ~ Fractalnoia

~ HEIITDCWTAN ~ How Easy It Is To Draw Connections Where There Are None

~ NISTEFADPAO ~ New Ideas Seem To Emerge From A Dozen Places At Once

~ YNTTSWHATA ~ You Need Time To See What Happened And Then Adjust

~ LNAT-KEA-M-S-I-A-P ~ Less Networking And Transparency – Keeps Everyone Acting – More – Selfishly – Individualistically – And – Predictably

~ EMOIAIRTEE ~ Everything Matters Only Insofar As Its Relationship To Everything Else

~ INAY ~ It’s Not About You

~ HMACDOTHOATP? ~ How Many Algorithms Can Dance On The Head Of A Temporal Pin?

~ HIAWOWTPALTS ~ Here I Am Writing Opera When The People Are Listening To Singles

~ TFYT ~ Thanks For Your Time

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF ~ LIFE INC ~ 2011

~ AMAFUTCOTFM-SGMIOVGPAPO ~ As More Assets Fall Under The Control Of The Futures Markets – Speculators Gain More Influence Over Both Government Policy And Public Opinion

~ AOAS-ES-FWWBSLD-HTGF-HTFW-HTBAS-WBAAP ~ All Of A Sudden – Essential Skills – From Which We’ve Been So Long Disconnected – How To Grow Food – How To Find Water – How To Build A Shelter – Will Be At A Premium

~ ATASIWCWRFAARTCILTCOB ~ Addicted To A System In Which Companies Would Rather Fight Against A Restriction That Calculate Its Long-Term Cost Or Benefit

~ AWISOOREASITSE-PBAACHBBMMBALS ~ As Wealth Is Sucked Out Of Real Economies And Shifted Into The Speculative Economy – People’s Behavior And Activities Can’t Help But Become More Market-Based And Less Social

~ BATBTATOG-WBPOTVTWSBD ~ By Attempting To Beat Them At Their Own Game – We Become Part Of The Very Thing We Should Be Dismantling

~ BE-BA-BP-BW-A-BG ~ Big Energy – Big Agra – Big Pharma – Big War – And – Big Government

~ CAETPTC ~ Consumers Are Easier To Please Then Citizens

~ CIG-ITWPCAEV-CISEE ~ Commerce Is Good – It’s The Way People Create And Exchange Value – Corporatism Is Something Else Entirely

~ FM-TAILALFTASW ~ For Many – The Apocalypse Is Less A Looming Fear Than A Secret Wish

~ HDWLOBASSRTACTEM? ~ How Did We Lose Our Bearings And Surrender Social Reality To A Cynically Tilted Economic Model?

~ HLTBTPFESLOHIPAAIP-BIWBFMATBTSIMPFBTPAPTF ~ Historians Like To Blame The Plague For Europe’s Subsequent Loss Of Half Its People And All Its Prosperity – But It Would Be Far More Accurate To Blame The Shift In Monetary Policy For Both The Poverty And Pestilence That Followed

~ IICBROTMOTBS-TIDE ~ If It Couldn’t Be Represented On The Map Or The Balance Sheet – Then It Didn’t Exist

~ ITZSLOCE-CVFAOTTSMTVAFTS ~ In The Zero-Sum Logic Of Corporatist Economics – Creating Value For Anyone Other Than The Shareholders Means Taking Value Away From The Shareholder

~ IW ~ Individually Wrapped

~ LTEB ~ Let Them Eat Blog

~ MO-MH ~ My Oppressor – My Hero

~ MOTF500CAJTNOMOD ~ Most Of The Fortune 500 Companies Are Just The Names On Mountains Of Debt

~ NWCAGPLFWWPBATOAHLWMIBFOB ~ Now We Can All Get Paid Less For What We Produce Because Admitting To One Another How Little We’re Making Is Bad For Our Brands

~ OLFTDMIRUTTDMPIS ~ Our Liberation From Top-Down Media Isn’t Real Until The Top-Down Media Pronounces It So

~ RBAWTSCAPR ~ Religion Became A Way To Support Capitalism And Purge Reflection

~ RINAMP-IIASO ~ Reciprocity Is Not A Market Phenomenon – It Is A Social One

~ RPDRTFOA ~ Real People Doing Real Things For One Another

~ SBINLAO-EMGAWTIMS ~ Sustainable Business Is No Longer An Option – Everything Must Grow Along With The Increasing Money Supply

~ SITLOTSE ~ Such Is The Logic Of The Speculative Economy

~ SITNB-A-TSPTGCIAHNWITMAELITWSWIS ~ Small Is The New Big – And – The Surest Path To Global Change In A Highly Networked World Is To Make An Extremely Local Impact That Works So Well It Spreads

~ STBOCATD-MHLTEFPSAEFR ~ Since The Beginning Of Currency And Trading Deregulation – Money Has Left The Economy For Pure Speculation At Ever Faster Rates

~ TANIIBASP ~ These Are Not Isolated Incidents But A Standard Practice

~ TAOCCITPC-RTEOTE-A-IOI ~ The Agenda Of Central Currency Is To Promote Competition – Requires The Expansion Of The Economy – And – Increased Overall Indebtedness

~ TARIWLARBCAGTBSBATCMCWHL ~ The American Revolution Itself Was Less A Revolt By Colonists Against Britain Than By Small Businessmen Against The Chartered Multinational Corporation Writing Her Laws

~ TBRTB-RW-R-P-P-A-V-ITIFG ~ The Best Reason To Begin – Reconnecting With – Real – People – Places – And – Value – Is That It Feels Good

~ TCSWSUTWIWVSBIM-OTPTPOCAATAOTAW-WRTAOSGALRTCVFT ~ The Currency System We Still Use Today Was Invented With Very Specific Biases In Mind – Ones That Promoted The Power Of Central Authorities And The Assets Of The Already Wealthy – While Reducing The Ability Of Smaller Groups And Local Regions To Create Value For Themselves

~ TEOBWSFTCOVBPTTEOVBC ~ The Emphasis Of Business Would Shift From The Creation Of Value By People To The Extraction Of Value By Corporations

~ TEOCTPWAB-A-S-CDOHBTSLTP ~ The Elevation Of Corporations To Personhood Was Accompanied By – A – Slow – Corresponding Devolution Of Human Beings To Something Less Than Personhood

~ TLTWDAB-ABT ~ The Little Things We Do Are Big – All By Themselves

~ TMOTCMSIOGI ~ The Maintenance Of The Chartered Monopoly System Is Of Greater Importance

~ TMU ~ The Melt-Up

~ TMWASTATTBOOM-TLHWB ~ The More We Are Asked To Adapt To The Biases Of Our Machinery – The Less Human We Become

~ TOKOM-CCIJOOT ~ There’s Other Kinds Of Money – Centralized Currency Is Just One Of Them

~ TOOBRUTGCAC-ATIBCHSEATTEIBTEWATT ~ The Only Ones Behaving Rationally Under Their Given Circumstances Are Corporations – And This Isn’t Because Corporations Have So Effectively Adapted To The Economy; It’s Because The Economy Was Adapted To Them

~ TPDNLTEEC-R-ECDECLTTP ~ The Plague Did Not Lead To Europe’s Economic Collapse – Rather – Europe’s Currency-Driven Economic Collapse Led To The Plague

~ TPFIWCTGCRTPL ~ The Playing Field Itself Was Changed To Give Corporations Rights That People Lacked

~ TROSIAEDBS ~ The Reality Of Speculation In An Economy Defined By Scarcity

~ TRTMMFMWR-BCC-TTBI ~ The Right To Make Money From Money Was Reserved – By Corporate Charter – To The Banking Industry

~ TTD-TBO-CC-IT-SAH-TSDTRAWMC-WCWATT ~ To This Day – The Bias Of – Centralized Currency – Is Toward – Scarcity And Hoarding – This Slows Down The Rate At Which Money Circulates – While Concentrating Wealth At The Top

~ UFCMPPT ~ Unready For Corporate Media’s Precious Prime Time

~ USI ~ Unenlightened Self-Interest

~ WAFTMMT-ALAWDIUTAOACC ~ We Are Free To Make Meaning Together – As Long As We Do It Under The Auspices Of A Corporate Cult

~ WCCCBOOO ~ We Can Create Corporate Beasts Of Our Own

~ Y-Y-TO! ~ You – You’re – The One