Future Shock is a book by the futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler, in which the authors define the term “future shock” as a certain psychological state of. Alvin Toffler. De Wikiquote, la colección libre de citas “El cambio es el proceso en que el futuro invade nuestras vidas.” El shock del futuro (), introducción.

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This slows things down. In our haste to milk technology for immediate economic advantage, we have turned our environment into a physical and social tinderbox New Scientist meets the controversial futurologist”New Scientist19 Marchpp.

If I had only read this 20 years ago and invested in AOL! Their shortest definition for the term is a personal perception of “too much change in too short a futro of time”.

Future Shock – Wikipedia

I’ve read the first 40 pages, then quit. I dont claim to have covered the main points of the book. He states at the beginning that his theory doesn’t have to be right but useful.

People’s Daily classes him among the 50 foreigners that shaped modern China.

Alvin Toffler – Wikiquote

I truly thought Toffler’s vision of the future – of today – was surprisingly accurate. Children were raised as cattles since the goal of kids were simply for survival and cheap labor was always good as teenagers consumned little and could easily work much without all the hassle of union rights and demands.

Toffler emphasizes the urge to think about the future and to think differently. This is, in fact, a tacit technological policy, and it can make for extremely rapid economic growth” This may be dated to some, but it’s an essential read for those worried about their family and its future. The future will probably be about like the present but a little different. Also, Toffler fills each chapter with paragraph after paragraph of case study and academic quotation.

Oct 13, Joan rated it did not like it. Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, libfo revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity.


The Tofflers argued that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a ” super-industrial society “. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Have I ranted enough? William Brittellethe Brooklyn-based composer of pop-influenced electro-acoustic sock music, has an album called “Future Shock”.

Jan 04, Noura Algwaiz rated it it was amazing. He futufo this point. It’s always fun to go back to the future, and futurist, Alvin Toffler, has offered suggestion and insights that are dead on, or still of concern in forty years from when the book was originally published. But I was still inspired by the overall theme, and captivated by the idea of futurism more generally.

Not just ancient history but recent Americ Read decades ago. Too little change and life is boring. For that reason, I’ll always have a special appreciation for this book.

The overall production of goods and services doubles each 50 years in developed countries. It’s worth reading again, almost 40 years after it was originally published. All because “change is accelerating”. Yay for science – don’t stop learning – but be more thoughtful in how you apply what you learn. The members were Phil Dockerty and Alex Tepper. What about the absolute irritation of having to ‘use and throw’ most of our products once they outlive their usefulness.

But if we view it as a kind of sociology of the future, rather than as literature, science fiction has immense value as a mind-stretching force for the creation of the habit of anticipation. The line You knocked a future shock crowbar upside my head occurs in the track “The Outsiders” on the alternative rock band R.

You can’t count on Jesus coming tomorrow and saving you from yourself. He makes some interesting points about how temporary our relationships are becoming and how technology is facing us with an overwhelming amount of options.

Alvin Toffler

And ugh, the plethora of choices we have in our lives. Moreover, the lack of loyalty to one’s organization is simply detrimental to humankind. That when he isn’t using cuturo fallacies, like slippery slope, begging the question or false cause. Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society. One of the best book by one of the best author. I like that book Change could be good and could let you great or worse.


Future Shock

Accurate picture of cultural forces clashing in the 21st century where the information age brings about changes that those who are for accelerating into the technological era embrace while those who yearn for old days where things were seen as rosy, they reject the movement of this new era. Fuguro main barrier to my enjoyment of the book is that a lot of effort is spent easing the reader into each set of ideas, and in some cases it felt huge chunks of a chapter were devoted to an de, which was concisely dealt with in a few paragraphs.

This book proposes a warning of impending social decay caused by a condition the author calls “Future Shock”. I wish they’re write another one, so I could know what will be going on in At any rate, the cover of my edition said something about “run-away best seller”. Books by Alvin Toffler. A bit heavy in terms of content, but well worth it. The book is divided into 6 parts.

Upon this flimsy structure he tries to argue for the destruction and recreation of literally every social institution from families to religion, education, and government. Wasn’t impressed by Toffler high opinion of himself nor the uniqueness of his “vision” for the future.

Give people a part in something positive to work toward instead of only telling them what’s wrong.