May 7, 2013 - Douglas Rushkoff

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Fox News prepares for the Benghazi whistleblowers, Rep. Donna Edwards deals with a senile senior, teens amp up their promposals, and Douglas Rushkoff pinpoints the present.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

tephen: THANK YOU,

EVERYBODY.

FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

PLEASE, NATION, I HAVE AN

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE

RIGHT NOW.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FOLKS, I AM INTERRUPTING

TONIGHT'S REGULARLY SCHEDULED

BROADCAST TO BRING YOU BREAKING

NEWS.

REPEAT: TONIGHT'S COLBERT REPORT

WILL NOT BE SEEN BECAUSE THERE

HAS BEEN A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN

THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE

TRAGIC ATTACK ON OUR EMBASSY IN

BENGHAZI, LIBYA.

SINCE LAST SEPTEMBER, FOX NEWS

HAS BEEN PURSUING THIS STORY

DOGGEDLY TO UNCOVER HOW THE

ADMINISTRATION BLEW IT, WHEN

THEY BLEW IT, WHY THEY BLEW IT,

AND HOW THEY WILL CONTINUE TO

HAVE BLOWN IT.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOW IS

THIS CAR STILL BURNING?

I MEAN IT'S BEEN EIGHT MONTHS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FOR GOD'S SAKE, THE MACCABEES'

OIL ONLY LASTED EIGHT DAYS.

IF THAT ISN'T SUSPICIOUS, IT'S

AT LEAST MIRACULOUS.

WELL, BUCKLE UP, FOLKS.

CLICK-CLICK.

BECAUSE, THIS STORY IS ABOUT TO

TAKE OFF LIKE A ROCKETSHIP TO

PLANET SCANDAL TOWN.

>> THE TENSION IS MOUNTING IN

THE NATION'S CAPITAL.

THAT'S WHERE IN JUST ONE DAY, WE

WILL HEAR THE TESTIMONY OF THREE

WHITTLE BLOWERS ABOUT THE

BENGHAZI TERROR ATTACK.

>> WHAT ONE SAYS COULD SHAKE UP

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

BIG-TIME.

>> IT'S GOING TO BE EXPLOSIVE.

EXPLOSIVE.

INDEED.

THESE ARE BIG, BIG CHARGES.

>> THE DAM IS ABOUT TO BREAK ON

BENGHAZI.

IT WILL MAKE YOU MAD.

>> Stephen: IT'S GOING TO MAKE

ME MAD?

OH, I FEEL LIKE A KID ON

CHRISTMAS EVE WHO IS ABOUT TO

GET THE BIKE HE ASKED FOR... AND

IT'S ON FIRE.

SO, JUST WHAT ARE THESE WHISTLE

BLOWERS GOING TO SAY?

>> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THESE GUYS

ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO SAY.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, THIS IS THE

BEST POSSIBLE KIND OF POLITICAL

STORY.

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S IN IT AND

IT'S GOING TO BE EXPLOSIVE.

IT'S THE TACO BELL OF BREAKING

NEWS.

SO, JIM,...

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

I CAN MAKE A RUN FOR THE BORDER.

SO, JIM, LET'S START THE

BENGHAZI COUNT DOWN TO SOMETHING

THAT WILL MAKE YOU MAD CLOCK.

FOLKS, IT IS GREAT.

IT IS WIN-WIN BECAUSE IF

TOMORROW I DON'T LEARN SOMETHING

THAT MAKES ME MAD, I

FURIOUS.

NOW, FOLKS,...

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

EXCUSE ME A MOMENT.

OH, HI THERE.

I'M JUST TRYING OUT MY NEW

GOOGLE GLASSES.

I HAD TO MAKE MY OWN BECAUSE

SERGEY BRIN, THE COFOUNDER OF

GOOGLE, DIDN'T SEND ME A PAIR.

NO BIG DEAL.

THESE WORK JUST AS WELL.

GOOGLE GLASSES.

WHAT'S FOUR PLUS FOUR?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

I CAN'T SEE THE ANSWER BECAUSE I

DON'T HAVE MY GLASSES ON.

SERIOUS DESIGN FLAW.

YOU SEE, SERGEY BRIN HAILS FROM

THE SUBJECT OF THE 69th

INSTALLMENT OF MY 343-PART

SERIES BETTER KNOW A DISTRICT.

TONIGHT MARYLAND FOURTH, THE

FIGHTIN' FOURTH.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

THE FOURTH IS THE FIRST BLACK

SUB URBAN DISTRICT IN THE

COUNTRY MAKING IT IS THE JACKIE

ROBINSON OF NEVER RETURNING YOUR

NEIGHBOR'S WE'DWACKER.

IT IS ALSO THE FIRST SUBURB EVER

TO BE PULLED OVER BY THE COPS.

MARYLAND'S FOURTH ALSO HOUSES

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, HOME TO

THE PRESIDENT'S JUM BE JET AIR

FORCE ONE ALTHOUGH AFTER

SEQUESTER CUTS IT'S BEEN

DOWNGRADED TO HONDA CIVIC FORCE

ONCE.

MARYLAND'S FOURTH ALSO INCLUDES

FED-EX FIELD HOME OF THE

WASHINGTON REDSKINS, THE MOST

OFFENSIVE TAME IN PROFESSIONAL

SPORTS OTHER THAN THE ARIZONA

ASIAN KIDS ARE GOOD AT MATHS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

NOW, SOME CELEBRITIES... SOME

ARIZONA FANS HERE TONIGHT.

SOME CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE LIVED

IN THE FOURTH INCLUDE SUGAR RAY

LEONARD AND WHEEL OF FORTUNE

HOST... OH, WHAT IS HIS NAME?

JIMMY, GIVE ME A CLUE.

OKAY.

I ANT TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE.

FAT SAJAM AND WHO HAS THE

OVERNIGHT PACKAGE TO REPRESENT

THIS DISTRICT?

WHY, IT'S NONE OTHER THAN THIRD

TERM DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN

DONNA ED WARYDZ.

I SAT DOWN WITH REPRESENTATIVE

EDWARDS IN HER WASHINGTON

OFFICE.

CONGRESSMAN THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR TALKING TO ME TODAY.

>> THANK YOU.

GOOD TO BE HERE.

>> YOU ARE CONGRESSWOMAN DONNA

EDWARDS.

CAN I CALL YOU ED?

>> YOU CAN CALL ME DONNA.

ED, TELL ME ABOUT THE

FIGHTIN' FOURTH.

>> IT'S THE HOME TO ANDREWS AIR

FORCE BASE WHICH IS WHERE THE

PRESIDENT LANDS HIS PLANES AND

THE HOME TO A LOT OF FEDERAL

WORKERS.

A GREAT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

>> YOUR DISTRICT IS THE FIRST IN

THE COUNTRY WITH AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAJORITY.

>> IT'S A WONDERFULLY DIVERSE

DISTRICT.

WE DO HAVE AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN

MAJORITY.

>> Stephen: I DON'T SEE RACE.

I'VE EVOLVED BEYOND THAT, YOU

KNOW.

I JUST PRETEND EVERYBODY IS

WHITE AND IT'S ALL GOOD.

>> THAT WORKS FOR YOU.

EN THERE'S NO RACISM.

AT PROBABLY WOULDN'T WORK

FOR ME.

>> WHY NOT?

BECAUSE I'M BLACK.

Stephen: I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

UNTIL YOU JUST TOLD ME.

YOU SEE, NOW YOU'RE THE PROBLEM.

>> NO SNED MA I CALL YOU SISTER

EDWARDS.

>> YOU CAN CALL ME DONNA.

EDDIE, YOU'VE BEEN ACCUSED OF

YOU CAN LEUM WARM ON ISRAEL.

DO YOU SUPPORT A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION.

>> I DO.

TWO ISRAELS.

NO, A PALESTINIAN STATE.

WE NEED A SPARE ISRAEL MAYBE

UP IN LEB NOBODY JUST IN CASE

SOMETHING HAPPENS IN THE FIRST

STATE OF ISRAEL.

>> A SECURE ISRAEL AND A

PALESTINIAN STATE.

>> BUT THAT'S A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

WHICH SLOPE IS THAT?

THE PALESTINIAN STATE.

WHAT'S NEXT?

GAY MARRIAGE?

>> I DON'T THINK THAT'S TRUE.

SO THE GAYS LOVE.

THEY LOVE IT SLIPPERY.

SPEAKING OF SLIPPERY SLOPE.

YOU'RE ONE OF THE THREE STATES

THAT VOTED TO BAN STRAIGHT

MARRIAGE.

WHAT HAS THAT DONE TO MARRIAGE

IN YOUR STATE.

>> WE DID NOT VOTE TO BAN STATE

MARRIAGE.

WE MADE MARRIAGE MORE INCLUSIVE

IN MARYLAND.

WE SAID ANYONE CAN GET MARRIED.

>> WHAT DOES MARRIED MEAN?

MARRIED MEANS LIVING

TOGETHER, COMMITTED TO EACH

OTHER OVER A LONG PERIOD OF

TIME.

IN A HOUSEHOLD FOR A LIFETIME.

>> A GUY AND A DOG.

I'M COMMITTED TO MY DOG.

>> I HAVE A 20-YEAR-OLD CAT BUT

WE'RE NOT MARRIED.

>> WOULD YOU LET ANYTHING HAPPEN

TO YOUR CAT.

WHAT'S DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT

AND MARRYING YOUR CAT BY

DEFINITION?

>> I CHANGE A LITTER BOX FOR MY

CAT.

NOT WHAT I WOULD DO IN A

MARRIAGE.

>> WHAT IF YOUR LOVED ONE NEEDED

THEIR LITTER BOX CHANGED?

WOULD YOU DO IT?

I WOULD DO IT.

THAT'S THE LEVEL WHICH I LOVE.

PEOPLE.

WHAT LEVEL DO YOU LOVE PEOPLE.

>> THIS IS SOMETHING TO THINK

ABOUT.

>> MOVING ON, YOU TWEETED ON GUN

CONTROL.

YOU TWEETED IT'S TIME TO CONTROL

ACCESS TO HANDGUNS.

DIDN'T YOU LEAVE OUT A COUPLE OF

"TOS" IN THERE, LIKE OUR RIGHT

TO BEAR ARMS UNDER THE SECOND

AMENDMENT?

>> I MEAN IT'S NOT AN UNFETTERED

RIGHT.

>> WHAT'S YOUR PREFERRED METHOD

FROM PRYING IT FROM MY COLD DEAD

HANDS.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE YOUR

GUNS.

>> REALLY?

YOU APPEARED ON THIS WEEK

STEPHANAPOLOUS AND SAID, QUOTE,

WE'VE GOT TO GET THE GUNS.

>> BUT I THINK THAT...

WE'VE GOT TO GET THE GUNS.

THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID.

>> WE HAVE TO LIMIT THE GUNS

THAT ARE ON OUR STREETS.

>> YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE MY GUN.

I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE YOUR

GUN.

>> YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE MY

GUN BECAUSE I HAVE GUNS.

ARE YOU DIAGNOSE A GUN REGISTRY

RIGHT NOW.

>> I'D LIKE TO MAKE SURE WE

KNOW...

>> WHO HAS GUNS SO YOU CAN TAKE

MY GUN.

LET ME THROW OUT A SCENARIO.

THIS IS WHY I NEED A GUN.

I'M ASLEEP.

I SLEEP IN THE NUDE.

I WAKE UP.

THERE'S A METH-CRAZED MANIAC

OVER MY BED WEARING NOTHING BUT

A CLOWN MASK.

AND A JOCK STRAP.

HE'S GOT AN AX IN HIS HAND.

I REACH FOR MY GUN AND THEN I

THINK, OH, I REMEMBER,

CONGRESSMAN EDWARDS TOOK MY GUN.

MAY I CALL TO FIGHT OFF THAT

GUY?

OR DO I JUST REASON WITH HIM OR

DO I OFFER TO GAY MARRY HIM?

>> I THINK YOU'D BE ABLE TO GET

THE GUN BECAUSE I WILL NOT HAVE

REMOVED IT FROM YOUR HOME.

>> BUT YOU DO SEE THE PROBLEM?

NO.

IT'S HARD TO ENVISION THAT

PROBLEM.

>> YOU AND I HAVE SOMETHING IN

COMMON.

WE'RE BOTH DISAPPOINTED WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

>> I'M NOT DISAPPOINTED WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

>> HAVE YOU CRITICIZED HIS

POLICY ON DRONE USE.

>> I HAVE CRITICIZED SOME OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S POLICIES.

>> WHEN HE ASKED FOR EXTRA

TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN, DID YOU

VOTE YES?

>> NO, I DID NOT.

OKAY.

LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHING.

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT SOCIAL

SECURITY SHOULD BE CUT?

>> NO.

OKAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS PROPOSED

CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND

MEDICAID.

WHAT IS THIS DOING TO YOU?

>> I SAW THAT AS A PROBLEM.

SO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

>> I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH CUTTING

SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE.

>> IMAGINE THAT I'M AN OLD WOMAN

IN YOUR DISTRICT, OKAY.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE OLD

PEOPLE WHO TRUSTED YOU AND

TRUSTED OBAMA?

>> WELL, I DEFINITELY HAVE A

PROBLEM WITH CUTTING SOCIAL

SECURITY AND MEDICARE.

>> STOP THAT MAN IN THE WHITE

HOUSE.

I NEED THAT MONEY.

YOU'VE GOT TO STOP HIM.

>> WELL, I DON'T AGREE WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

I DO THINK THAT...

>> STOP HIM.

WE WANT TO PROTECT YOUR

SOCIAL SECURITY.

>> THAT BAD MAN IN THE WHITE

HOUSE IS GOING TO TAKE AWAY ALL

MY MONEY.

>> HE'S NOT A BAD MAN.

WASN'T BORN HERE, YOU

KNOW.

HE'S AN ARAB.

HE'S AN ARAB.

YOU KNOW HE'S A MUSLIM.

SEAN HANNITY TOLD ME THAT.

YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT

THIS.

OH, JENNY.

MY GRANDDAUGHTER JENNY WHOM I'VE

NEVER MET.

BECAUSE YOUR MOTHER MARRIED A

BLACK MAN.

>> THE PEOPLE IN MY DISTRICT

ESPECIALLY THE OLDER WOMEN IN MY

DISTRICT LOVE PRESIDENT OBAMA.

BUT THEY DON'T LIKE WHAT HE'S

PROPOSED FOR MEDICARE AND SOCIAL

SECURITY.

>> SO YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THE

PRESIDENT ON THAT.

>> I DON'T.

WHEN WILL YOU SAY ENOUGH, I'M

READY TO BE A REPUBLICAN?

>> THAT'S NOT HAPPENING.

NO?

.

YES?

NO.

CONGRESSWOMAN, THANK YOU FOR

TAKING THE TIME TO TALK TO ME

TODAY.

>> THANK YOU.

Stephen: LET'S PUT MARYLAND'S

FOURTH UP ON THE BIG BOARD.

IT LOOKEDS LIKE THE INDIANS

FINALLY TORCHED FED-EX FIELD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU.

NATION, I AM IN A FANTASTIC MOOD

TONIGHT.

BECAUSE IT IS PROM SEASON.

I REMEMBER MY PROM LIKE IT WAS

YESTERDAY.

NOT TO BRAG BUT MY DATE WAS SO

POPULAR SHE DID NOT HAVE TIME TO

TALK TO ME ALL NIGHT.

OF COURSE THESE DAYS THERE'S

SOMETHING EVEN MORE GLAMOROUS

AND EXPENSIVE THAN THE PROM

ITSELF.

THE PROM PROPOSAL OR AS SOME

GIET GLIEFT WATCHERS ARE CALLING

IT.

>> THE PROM-POSAL.

Stephen: WHICH OF COURSE IS A

COMBO OF THE TWO WORDS PRO AND

MPOSAL.

ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIME

PROM-POSALS HAVE GOTTEN SO

ELABORATE THAT TEENS ARE

BRINGING IN EVENT PLANNERS LIKE

THE HEART BANDITS WHO CHARGE

$400 FOR ORCHESTRATING CUSTOM

PROM-POPALS LIKE SCAVENGER HUNTS

AND DESIGNING A SERIES OF SIGNS

ALONG HIGHWAYS ENDING WITH AN

INVITATION.

GREAT IDEA.

I MEAN, WHO COULD SAY NO TO

MONICA, WILL.

YOU.

GO.

GAS FOOD LODGING.

TO.

FROM.

TUNE TO 530 FOR TRAFFIC UPDATES

F. WITH.

ME?

LOVE.

DEADENED.

ADAM.

AND MONICA SHOULD GO WITH HIM.

AND PROM-POSAL PLANNERS HAVE

GREAT IDEAS LIKE, "HIRE THE HIGH

SCHOOL BAND TO ASK YOUR GIRL TO

THE PROM.

THE RESULT WILL BE EPIC AND YOU

WILL BE GO DOWN AS A LEGEND.

YES, HIRING A MARCHING BAND IS

BOTH ROMANTIC AND THE PERFECT

WAY TO REMIND THE MARCHING BAND

THAT THEY HAVE NO DATE TO THE

PROM.

OF COURSE, NOW, OF COURSE,

MARCHING BANDS AND EVENT

PLANNERS ARE DONE.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO UP YOUR

PROM-POSAL GAME.

FOR INSTANCE, GIRLS LOVE POEMS

BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO WOO HER

WITH SOME LIMERICK ABOUT A

BUCKET OR A SONNET YOU STOLE

FROM A GRAVE STONE.

SO PROM NATION, TONIGHT JUST FOR

YOU, I HAVE COMMISSIONED A POEM

GUARANTEED TO LAND YOU THE DATE

OF YOUR DREAMS.

HERE TO READ HIS ORIGINAL

PROM-POSAL, PLEASE WELCOME THREE

MANY TIME POEM LAUREATE OF THE

UNITED STATES, MR. ROBERT

PINSKY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

SIR?

>> AS WHEN FAR OFF IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE OCEAN A BREAST-SHAPED

CURVE OF WAVE BEGINS TO WHITEN

AND GATHERS AND GATHERS UNTIL IT

REACHES LAND HUGE AS A MOUNTAIN

AND BREAKS AND WHAT WAS DEEP

COMES CHURNING UP FROM THE

BOTTOM IN MIGHTY SWIRLS OF

SUNKEN SAND AND LIVING THINGS

AND WATER.

SO IN THE SPRINGTIME EVERY RACE

OF PEOPLE AND ALL THE CREATURES

ON EARTH ALL RUSH TO CHARGE INTO

THE FIRE THAT BURNS THEM.

LOVE MOVES THEM ALL.

AND THAT SAME WAVE AND THAT SAME

FIRE MOVES ME TO DARE ASK, WILL

YOU BE MY DATE FOR THE PROM?

>> Stephen: YES, ROBERT PINSKY,

YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES.

ROBERT PINSKY, EVERYBODY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS AN AUTHOR

WHOSE NEW BOOK IS CALLED

"PRESENT SHOCK: WHEN EVERYTHING

HAPPENS NOW."

GREAT.

I ALREADY MISSED EVERYTHING.

PLEASE WELCOME DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

HI, DOUG, NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK SECOND

TIME.

>> GOOD TO BE HERE.

Stephen: SIR, YOU ARE A MEDIA

THEORIST FOR THOSE OUT THERE WHO

MAY NOT KNOW, YOU'RE THE AUTHOR

OF 12 BOOKS INCLUDING PROGRAM OR

BE PROGRAMMED.

YOUR NEW BOOK IS CALLED PRESENT

SHOCK, WHEN EVERYTHING HAPPENS

NOW.

I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT TIME,

BUT HOW DOES EVERYTHING,

EVERYTHING HAPPEN NOW?

DOESN'T SOMETHING HAPPEN THEN

AND OTHER THINGS HAPPEN LATER

BECAUSE I CONTINUE TO AGE.

>> YOU DO.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW IS

EVERYTHING HAPPENING NOW.

>> IN PRESENT SHOCK...

S THIS MYSTICAL?

NOT REALLY.

IN SOME WAYS MAYBE.

DIGITAL NOTHING HAS A LOT TO DO

WITH IT.

WHEN WE FIRST GOT THE INTERNET

WE THOUGHT WE WOULD GET TO WORK

IN OUR OWN TIME IN OUR

UNDERWEAR, WE THOUGHT WE WOULD

HAVE MORE TIME NOT LESS.

WHEN THE INTERNET BECAME THE

DOT-COM BOOM HUMAN TIME BECAME

THE NEW COMMODITY.

WE STRAP OUR DEVICES TO

OURSELVES, WE HAVE THEM VIBRATE

EVERY TIME SOMEBODY TWEETS US OR

SENDS US A MESSAGE.

WE END UP LIVING IN THIS

PERPETUAL STATE OF INTERRUPT

TIFF EMERGENCIES THAT USED TO BE

ENDURED BY ONLY 911 OPERATORS OR

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS.

>> Stephen: I'M LOVING THIS.

END IT OUT.

tephen: I WANT TO TWEET THIS

TO MY FRIEND LOU DOBBS.

ALL RIGHT.

CAN YOU GIVE ME ONE OF THESE?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> THAT DIDN'T TAKE US OUT OF

THE MOMENT.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

THAT DIDN'T TAKE US OUT OF

THE MOMENT, NOW DID IT.

>> Stephen: I'M NO LONGER

FOLLOWING WHAT YOU SAID.

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE LIKE A

LUDDITE, A GUY WHO DOESN'T LIKE

TECHNOLOGY.

YOU HAVE TO USE THE TECH.

DON'T LET THE TECH USE YOU, MY

FRIEND.

>> THERE YOU GO.

I MEAN, IF WE COULD HAVE OUR

TECHNOLOGIES CONFORM TO OUR

LIVES RATHER THAN CONTINUALLY

TRYING TO OPTIMIZE HUMAN BEINGS

TO OUR TECHNOLOGY WE'D BE IN A

LOT BETTER SHAPE.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S BETTER THAN

THIS?

THIS IS THE NOW-NOW.

THE NOW-NOW IS TECHNOLOGY.

AND IF YOU'RE NOT USING THE

TECHNOLOGY RIGHT NOW YOU'RE NOT

IN THE NOW-NOW, YOU'RE IN THE

THEN.

>> I THINK THE TECHNOLOGY IS IN

THE THEN.

YOU AND I ARE IN THE NOW-NOW.

THE TWEETING, FACEBOOK JUST

HAPPENED.

THE BIG DATA ENGINE IS LOOKING

AT WHAT JUST HAPPENED.

THEY'RE NOT REALLY HERE WITH US

IN HUMAN TIME.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF THIS THING

WERE TALKING LIKE WHATEVER WE

CALL THIS RIGHT NOW, WHAT IF ALL

OF THAT IN HUMAN HISTORY WAS

JUST TO KILL TIME UNTIL THE

I-PHONE GOT HERE?

OKAY.

IF YOU CAN'T DO THIS WITH ME

WHEN I'M ON THE TOILET BUT MY

I-PHONE CAN ENTERTAIN ME IN THE

MEN'S ROOM.

THIS IS MY FRIEND.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

>> I DO KNOW.

I DO.

>> Stephen: CHECKING MY EMAILS,

EVERYTHING.

CHECKING STATS.

CHECKING MY BOARD SCORES.

STUFF LIKE THAT.

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK.

>> I'M NOT ON FACEBOOK.

I GOT OFF FACEBOOK.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOUR

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FRIENDS SEND

YOU PICTURES OF THEIR BABIES?

>> ON FACEBOOK YOU'RE GETTING

INVITED TO BE FRIENDS WITH

PEOPLE THAT YOU SPENT 30 YEARS

GETTING AWAY FROM.

THE PAST COMES FORWARD.

THEY WANT TO BE RIGHT UP THERE

WITH YOUR CURRENT FRIENDS.

MEANWHILE FACEBOOK HAS BIG DATA

ENGINES THAT ARE BRINGING YOU

ADVERTISEMENTS FROM YOUR FUTURE

FOR THINGS YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW

YOU YET WANT TO BUY.

>> Stephen: THAT'S WHY I'M SO

GRATEFUL TO FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE

FOR LETTING ME KNOW THE THINGS I

DIDN'T KNOW I WANTED.

>> OR YOU WERE GOING TO WANT.

Stephen: I'M GOING TO WANT

THEM, EXACTLY.

>> BUT IT COSTS YOU GETTING TO

BE WITH REAL PEOPLE IN THE

MOMENT.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF OTHER PEOPLE

ARE ALSO DOING THIS?

THEN WE'RE SHARING A MOMENT OF

NOT SHARING.

>> WE ARE COLLECTIVELY SHARING

THAT MOMENT OF NOT SHARING.

THAT'S TRUE.

>> Stephen: SO YOU SAY THAT

WE'RE PEOPLE WHO NO LONGER HAVE

A FUTURE.

>> LOOK AT INVESTORS TODAY.

THEY DON'T INVEST IN A STOCK IN

ORDER FOR IT TO MAKE MONEY IN

THE FUTURE.

THEY TRY TO INVEST IN A

DERIVATIVE THAT IS A STOCK IN

THE FUTURE, RIGHT?

YOU BUY A STOCK 30 DAYS FROM

NOW.

DERIVATIVES HAVE GOTTEN SO BIG

THEY'VE ACTUALLY BOUGHT THE

STOCK EXCHANGE.

THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE WAS

BOUGHT BY ITS OWN ABSTRACTION

WAS BOUGHT BY ITS OWN FUTURE.

>> LIKE THE SNAIL HAS THE TAIL

IN ITS OWN MOUTH.

>> BY AN ABSTRACTION OF A TAIL.

Stephen: NOT EVEN THE REAL

TAIL.

>> NOT EVEN THE REAL TAIL.

Stephen: YOU JUST BLEW MY

MIND.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF.

THE PRESENT SHOCK.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

THAT'S IT FOR THE REPOR

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