The temporal version of “culture shock.”

From Csicsery-Ronay’s Seven Beauties of Science Fiction, Future Shock is “the difficulty of adapting to technoscientific innovations for which populations are not prepared, and which have made their deepest ethical and philosophical commitments seem obsolete.” Cf. colonial temporality: “third world,” etc.

According to C-R, “the postmodern era has become habituated to catastrophe, fascinated with the flood of historical innovations that seems to transform irreversible and beyond recognition the very historical forces that made them possible.”


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