“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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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Their high power prestige struck mercilessly from the business arena with HMO providers etc, and the playing field gets leveled through “efficiency” Politicians, lawyers, psycholigist as well as spiritual masters coming in to say their two cents worth, yet no one is quite in agreement with each other – having learned from experiences that form, shape thoughts and essentially mould their very essence.

El “shock” del futuro, : Alvin Toffler: : Books

We coined the phrase ‘future shock’ as an analogy to the concept of culture shock. Jul 15, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Probably just what the marketing folks at Bantam Books had been hoping for. It’s funny how books about the future are always so popular, even though everyone knows, if they think about it, that no one, including authors of said books, has a crystal ball. This article needs additional citations for verification. I won’t pretend that I’m smart enough to wrap my head around even half the concepts that Toffler brings up, but those that I did understand were pretty mind-blowing.

It is basically about change, and he analyzes it in almost every aspect.

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Regardless, it’s a pretty horrible vision. The author’s abuse of the argument from authority doesn’t make the points strong, and roffler times it is just a plain unqualified authority fallacy.

Published by Bantam Books first published Its about the future and the change of pace we are experiencing. 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. Overall, Toffler has an amazing ability to analyze the societal shifts that were and are occurring tofcler regards to materialism, politics, and even down to relationships.


Friendships and social networks take time to build up, even if everyone is instantly connected. She’s a chain-smoking New Yorker who finishes Alvin’s sentences for him.

The sense of future shock is an integral aspect of cyberpunk. What about the absolute irritation of having to ‘use and throw’ most of our products once they outlive their usefulness.

Found a paperback copy fuuro a local store instead. The book, which became an international futur, grew out of an article “The Future qlvin a Way of Life” in Horizon magazineSummer issue. Ships from and sold by Trinh Ho.

The author described technology, 40 years ago, as our saviour. We will continue to live in the same manner, so that 40 years into the future, someone snock come and say say “This book written 80 years ago is still as relevant”!

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Elitism – rule by those who know best over those who don’t care – does seem attractive It’s amazing how much this book still pertains today. Or even if you’re just curious. One of the more interesting elements of the theory is the direct correlation between dramatic change moving, changing jobs, death of a spou I cannot believe how much Future Shock is a part of my background.

Ships from and sold by ModernBazaaar. Clarke, William Tenn, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury and Robert Sheckley, not because these writers can tell them about rocket ships and time machines but, more important, because they can lead young minds through an imaginative exploration of the jungle of political, social, psychological, and ethical issues that will confront these children as adults.

Future Shock

I like that book Change could be good and could let you great or worse. Missing are things about the triumph of Mega-capitalism, the existential threat of global warming, a world whose ecosystems are on the point of collapse, a population which is overwhelming the capacity of the earth to support it fururo little things like that. The book is crowded with concepts and arguments which have been approached from different angles.


If I still had the book, I might be tempted to see what these old views of our “now” could have been that seem so The jacket for the first hardcover edition published by Random House in July was designed by S.

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It looks like at least some of the color variations were issued simultaneously, or in quick succession. A bit heavy in terms of content, but well worth it. At any rate, the cover of my edition said something about “run-away best seller”. Here the letterforms are spaced more tightly. Indeed, futufo seems very hard to contest his view of the world, though it is extremely dark and evokes restlessness.

Future Shock by Toffler, Alvin: Alvin Toffler: : Books

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. In remembrance of Toffler, who died on Monday, we’re going to revisit a profile that we aired in He makes some interesting points about tofler temporary our relationships are becoming and how technology is facing us with an overwhelming amount of options.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is, in fact, a tacit technological policy, and it can make for extremely rapid economic growth” Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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The overall production of goods and services doubles each 50 years in developed countries. Oct 13, Joan rated it did not like it.

Articles with short description Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import xhock to Wikidata. This book was first written in o and here I am in living through many of the things the author discusses in the book. Pesticides and herbicides filter into our foods.