“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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For example, Toffler’s daughter went to shop in New York City and she couldn’t find a shop in its previous location. I took a quick look through the book before giving it away to BetterWorldBooks.

Replacing with this copy. This book was written 37 years ago, and Toffler’s predictions have to a great degree come true. Here Toffler speaks fturo a “Future Shock” in which people are not able to adjust to the quickening pace of society due to technological change. Quotes from Future Shock. Between andthe birth control pill was introduced, television became universalized, commercial jet travel came into being and a whole raft of other technological events occurred.

Toffler’s writing is well-researched and fast-paced. Wasn’t impressed by Toffler high opinion of himself nor the uniqueness of his “vision” for the future.

The second stage began in England with the Industrial Revolution with the invention of the machine tool and the steam engine. Some areas we have not progressed as far as he thought we would, such as transportation. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Most people carry on their own production and consumption in their homes or futuri cottages, they produce more of their own products and services and markets become less important for them.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. Toffler died on Monday at the age of His third title in this group–published in still has some ideas that haven’t manifested yet.

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Fewer and fewer jobs today require employees to be physically present in their office. Now, read the above repeatedly for over odd pages.

Some things he didn’t emphasize much, like the environment and women’s rights. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This article needs additional citations for verification. Toffler ends his book with a call to action. Toffler talks about such things as people traveling more sure he was right about thateconomists being the same as always another bingotechnology having either unforeseen consequences right again or very specific predicted consequences not so good, those predictions – lots of things like that.

So goes the future prediction industry. In that address we used the phrase “future shock” as a way of describing the social paralysis induced by rapid technological change.

Future Shock

Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century. Tofler – rule by those who know best over those who don’t care – does seem attractive The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come. The author toffldr technology, 40 years ago, as our saviour. Jul 15, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pages with related products. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Do not underestimate Future Shock. It looks like at least some of the color vuturo were issued simultaneously, or in quick succession. Work together, make it better.

The book was written 40 years ago, discussing how change and zlvin developments are shaping the future and influencing our lives. No, I haven’t cracked it, yeah. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It’s a pretty painful read. Today, opinions on telecommuting policies are decidedly mixed, but there’s no denying their prevalence.

Excerpts from my blogpost on the book: Surfing The Third Wave: Its about the future and the change of pace we are experiencing. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But human wishes have a rather poor record of being fulfilled. Mar 27, Ramzauva Chhakchhuak rated it futyro liked it. He believed the accelerated rate of technological and social change left people disconnected and suffering from “shattering stress and disorientation”—future shocked.

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The third stage began in the second half of the 20th century in the West when people invented automatic production, robotics and the computer.

Oh wait, this was just the tip of the iceberg.