Today, rather than savouring our current place and time, we are in constant quest for something better. The obsession with "now" is the topic of Present Shock, the new book from well-known media theorist Douglas Rushkoff.
If our most trusted digital leaders have tornado sirens going off in their heads regarding our current path between technology and its connection to the individual, what does that say about general society and our collective future?
Enter Occupy. Rushkoff has watched the movement with cautious optimism, penning editorials on CNN and organizing November's Contact Con, a powwow of net roots activists and open source hackers working to foster new civic-minded apps and hardware.