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Futurist Forum

Join Us For A Talk About The End Of The Future And The Rise Of The Present

As part of our Futurist Forum, we’re hosting a free online discussion with Douglas Rushkoff about his new book, Present Shock, and what our changing concepts of time mean for how we live in the now and think about what happens next.

Join Us For A Talk About The End Of The Future And The Rise Of The Present

Update 2: You can watch the full webinar here or see it below.

Update: This talk has been rescheduled for Friday, April 26, at 2 p.m. EST. Register here.

Douglas Rushkoff’s new book, Present Shock, discusses, as we wrote earlier, "a world where technological advancement has allowed us to live in real time. The future—which used to be a destination that we marched toward—has arrived. We need not worry about the future at all, because we are living in a present that will continue forever. Now we must either accept that fact and use our new technology to create a happier, present-based society, or constantly fight against it, in a losing battle against an always-on, always-connected economy." What does this mean in terms of how we live and think and interact with the world? How does this change business and person relationships?

On, Friday, April 26, at 2 p.m. EST April 19 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, I’ll be moderating a discussion with Rushkoff. We’ll discuss the death of futurism, how using technology can help us lead a "presentist" life instead of torturing us, and how modifying our concept of time might change how we live. And we’ll take questions from the audience.

Simply follow this link to register with Cisco’s WebEx software now, and then sign in on Friday to take part and bring any questions you might have.

Watch the full webinar below: