“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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English Choose a language for shopping. Much of what Toffler wrote about related to companies, the economy, and how we do business.

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Retrieved from ” https: No room for ludditism here at all but it does ask us to question our use of technology and our abandonment to it. If this is still relevant, how have we lived in the last 40 years then? I took a quick look through the book before giving it away to BetterWorldBooks.

It’s not that change ahock inherently bad, he says. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


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The book sold more than 5 million copies just in the U. By the s, the futurism business had allowed them to buy this house in a swanky neighborhood of Los Angeles. The atrocities inflicted by industrialization, technological revolution, shortening time and spaces, greater mobility of humans enabled by bet 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.

Toffler suggests that people follow certain lifestyles as a means to cope with the overchoice problem I personally found this discussion very interesting and eye opening to people’s behaviour. Replacing with this copy. Oh wait, this was just the tip of the iceberg. It’s been several years since I read this book, but I can vividly recall that moment when I smacked my forehead and said, “WOW.


The letterforms were directly taken from the Random House jacket, but rearranged. And without that little appliance it’s pretty hard to see into the future with much accuracy.

What is wonderful is paging through his bibliography and finding other similar authors and theorists of the era mid to late 60s to read or add to the book shelf In each of them, he looked at the world and said, “This is where we’re going, and here’s why. What he foresaw was a point in time where people could electronically collaborate across countries using computers, which is exactly what we do with the internet. Oct 13, Joan rated it did not like it.

It’s the feeling that nothing is permanent anymore.

What’s he most curious about when it comes to the future that’s still to come? Books by Alvin Toffler. I love the book so far.

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One person found this helpful. So you haven’t tried it out yet? To be very honest, I couldn’t really read through this book, After the first few chapters, I just skimmed through the pages looking for anything interesting, but found none.

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Toffler’s premise that the accelerating rate of social shockk including ever-greater transcience, novelty, and diversity is outpacing man’s ability to cope comes with a dour imperative: So goes the future prediction industry. Our children should be studying Arthur C. But here inthings don’t seem that bad, at least not at this cafe on Sunset Boulevard, a favorite hangout of futurist Alvin Toffler.


The sense of future shock is an integral aspect of cyberpunk. His third title in albin group–published in still has some ideas that haven’t manifested yet. Pesticides and herbicides filter into our foods. He discovered “Future Shock” when he was Heavily influenced by Buckminster Fuller, and Toffler does seem to repeat himself often with out saying much in certain subparts of his ch 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.

A large number of people acted as prosumers eating their grown food, hunting animals, building their own houses, fuuro clothes, Sure, it’s a bit tpffler, but it has some fun aspects. View all 4 comments. Showing of reviews. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This is, in fact, a tacit technological policy, and it can make for extremely rapid economic growth” Feb 10, John Frederick rated it really liked it Shelves: To me, that’s pretty amazing. More pers 2 stars in the middle 3 for humor and shocj at the end for inspiring critical thought and championing the importance of speculative fiction.

Future Shock

It’s a pretty painful read. Some areas we have not progressed as far as he thought we would, such as transportation.

Columbo, “Haven’t you ever heard of future shock?