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“The best study of our times that I know Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most.”—Le. Future Shock has ratings and reviews. Ted said: This book is still in print!To me, that’s pretty amazing. It seems that many readers would ra. When it was published in , Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock painted a picture–at times surprising and other times grim–of what future societies.

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Encore: ‘Future Shock’ 40 Years Later

A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact through effects like information overload. No, I haven’t cracked it, yeah. That’s from the now long-forgotten movie version of “Future Shock. William Brittellethe Brooklyn-based composer of pop-influenced electro-acoustic art music, has an album called “Future Shock”. And that’s what the Tofflers are still doing even into their 80s. Then at the end of the chapter he sums it up with some kind of statement to the effect of “obviously this must be It took me three years to get around to finishing this book.

Toffler died on Monday at the age of Return to Book Page. Every couple of months, as you may now be aware, CPU chip speeds in desktop and laptop computers keep increasing. But I was still inspired by the overall theme, and captivated by the idea of futurism more generally. The Tofflers stated that the majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock.

The style is kind of mid-century Jetsons, floor to ceiling windows and wall-to-wall white carpeting. We haven’t adapted to rapid change particularly well. It is basically about change, and he analyzes it in almost every aspect. Book by Alvin Toffler.


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The book sold more than 5 million copies just in the U. Tofflsr 1 introduces the basic program death of permanenceParts explain the 3 factors that induce future shock: It looks like at least some of the color variations were issued simultaneously, or in quick succession.

Alvin Toffler has put a huge amount of work in this book. Nov 30, Margaret Lozano rated it really liked it Shelves: Now, even the way we read books is changing with things like the ipad and the kindle. Product details Unknown Binding: For other uses, see Future Shock disambiguation. Social Tfofler Fiction by designer Joshua A.

One amazing ride from history civilization a,vin future!!! Future Shock 1st first edition. The third wave led to the Information Era now. Indeed he does deserve the praise, however he deserves even more praise for his analysis of the subject.

His third title in this group–published in still has some ideas that haven’t manifested yet.

Writer and futurist Alvin Toffler has died. Retrieved from ” https: The same goes for business networks, and they are built on trust and experience.

I had planned to give it to a local library when I was finished — returned it instead. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

We The author is a little long-winded, but this book is unintentionally hilarious at times. Now, read the above repeatedly for over odd pages. Yay for science – don’t stop learning – but be more thoughtful in how you apply what you learn.

Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. It was phenomenally prescient, and it still feels representative of the modern era and well-positioned to predict the future. Not just ancient history but recent American history.


At the Toffler’s house, there’s a whole bookcase dedicated to the success of “Future Shock. No trivia or quizzes yet. More pers 2 stars in the middle 3 for humor and 4 at the end for inspiring shodk thought and championing the importance of speculative fiction.

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In any case, Toffler wants to get us thinking about how we can manage change and assure humanity alviin soft landing into the future.

It’s an idyllic scene, but it’s intercut with glimpses of dystopia, urban riots, weird technology and then And hence, I picked this book. That album was considered groundbreaking for fusing jazz and funk with electronic music. U must read this b4 having or telling or discussing any Opinion about anything around your world! Computers combine things to make new knowledge at such high speed that we cannot absorb it.

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, Random House edition (and subsequent uses) – Fonts In Use

I’m sure Toffler would find it ironic that I was speed-reading his book–with so much to keep up with, I feel there’s no time to read at a leisurely pace anymore.

Because if you have lived a long time in the face of radical changes taking place all around you, you see the world differently. Toffler died in Los Angeles Monday at age 87, but the thoughtfulness and accuracy of his work lives on.

Regardless, it’s a pretty horrible vision. If you’re fascinated by culture and want to understand the strange, fast-paced compression of modern life, this book is essential.