The Concentric Circles of Awareness - Which Zone are You In?
In 1970, when Alvin Toffler wrote Future Shock, he defined it roughly as "too much change in too little time". 45 years later we certainly have no shortage of changes hitting us daily. You go to look at the morning news on the flat, rectangular device of your choice only to get sprayed in the face with a cyber-blast of 0s and 1s that, when translated, equate to changes large and small. Nice.
Interesting things happen mentally when you totally expect one thing and another happens. You expect A. Instead, B occurs.