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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For other uses, see Future Shock disambiguation. For example, Toffler’s daughter went to shop in New York City and she couldn’t find a shop in its previous location.

The Tofflers stated that the majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock. His writing is excellent, often illustrating large complex ideas with understandable examples, but he doesn’t over-simplify nor repeat himself. This creates large assumptions from not enough sources leading to incorrect assessments. 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” The second stage began in England with the Industrial Revolution with the invention of the machine tool and the steam engine.

He has also been described in the Financial Times as the “world’s most famous futurologist”. And without that little appliance it’s pretty hard to see into the future with much accuracy. I took a quick look through the book before giving it away to BetterWorldBooks. The book serves as a tool for diagnosing the problem, i.


But colorful lenses deceive as the old farm days were filled with sickness without good medical care, harsh environmental forces coming into play and people being left to the mercy of storm, rain and drought.

But he does caution a sort of noblesse oblige – be responsible with what we do Decisions, decisions, decisions, how do we even make them? Of course, neither Weingartner nor I had the brains to write a book called Future Shockand all due credit goes to Alvin Toffler for having recognized a good phrase when one came along” p. Book is actually quite pro-technology and pro-change.

Neologisms are a cheap way out. This book proposes a warning of impending social decay caused by a condition the author calls “Future Shock”.

Future Shock – Wikipedia

Heavily tiffler by Buckminster Fuller, and Toffler does seem to repeat himself often with out saying much in certain subparts of his chapters, but when he comes up futur an idea, it strikes. 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.

It’s just details, and for that matter, he himself says that although it’s very easy to get things wrong, it is important to try looking into and anticipating the future. What do we want for ourselves, our neighbors, our children? Toffler asks a great question: The synopsis of this book is quite enticing to the curious reader who hopes to be enlightened by some radical thoughts, perhaps about mankind’s future and how he can be better prepared for it.


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In their discussion of the components of such shock, they popularized the term ” information overload. Jan 04, Noura Algwaiz rated it it was amazing. He makes some interesting points about how temporary our relationships are becoming and how technology is facing us with an overwhelming amount of options.

Jun 05, Frederick rated it it was ok. To my knowledge, Weingartner and I were the first people ever to use it in a public forum. January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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Part 1 introduces the basic program death lobro permanenceParts explain the 3 factors that induce future shock: Yay for science – don’t stop learning – but be more thoughtful in how you apply what you learn.