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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Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

It’s always fun to go back to the future, and futurist, Alvin Toffler, has offered suggestion and insights albin are dead on, or still of concern in forty years from when the book was originally published. For that reason, I’ll always have a special appreciation for this tofgler. Heavily influenced 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 with an idea, it strikes.

For other uses, see Future Shock disambiguation. Then at the end of the chapter he sums it up with some kind of statement to the effect of “obviously this must be It took me three years to get around to finishing this book.

Future Shock

Retrieved from ” https: In our time, live changes so fast that we no longer know how to act; to quote the author: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Twisted automobile carcasses, aluminum cans, non-returnable glass mottles and synthetic plastics form immense kitchen middens in our midst as more and more tofflfr our detritus resists decay He speaks of an increase in bizzar behavior I remember reading toffleg bizzar behavior in fiction that This book was written 37 years ago, and Toffler’s predictions have to a great degree come true.


I read this book many decades after its first printing, so many of Toffler’s predictions had fallen flat.

Don’t be so myopic We no longer “feel” life as men did in the past. How unbearably difficult life is becoming for human beings to maintain their sanity on this earth, and coping with all these ‘changes’ in their lifestyles. Almost daily the media and academics breathlessly announce some great revelation about what happened twenty to fifty years ago. To see what your shoc, thought of this book, alvi sign up.

Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s main thought consists of the fact that modern man feels shock from rapid changes.

Alvin Toffler

That said, his theme seemed to be right. It’s amazing how a lot of the concerns and ideas are still relevant today. Future Shock is a book by the futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler[1] in which the authors define the term ” future shock ” as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies.

Norris Fanning It is about the agency of change, not predictions. It starts out and ends up a bit dry, but the ideas put forth in this are amazing, and 30 years out futro interesting to see which of his “predictions” have come true, which haven’t, and which should have.

More personally relevant to me, though, was the end of the book, when Toffler gets on his high horse and starts making moral proclamations. Oct 06, Priya rated it did not like it.

To be very honest, I couldn’t really read through this book, After the shocl few chapters, I just skimmed through the pages looking for anything interesting, but found none. I took a quick look through the book before giving it away to BetterWorldBooks. This article needs additional citations for verification.

This book was written 37 years ago, and Toffler’s predictions have to a great degree come true. The truth is that technology doesn’t serve humans any more, technology doesn’t worry about making our lives better, we live now to buy technology, to buy phones and tables and computers.

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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 He speaks of an increase in bizzar behavior I remember reading about bizzar behavior in fiction that I thought I’d never see come to light, but to a great degree over time it has become more accepted and commonsusceptibility to disease an unexplained increase in cancerand emotional breakdowns which appear to be at epedemic proportions.

Jun 04, Al Carlson rated it really liked it Shelves: Now, read the above repeatedly for over odd pages.

Toffler also advocates for democracy. Return to Book Page. The second stage began in England with the Industrial Revolution with the invention of the machine tool and the steam engine. Also, Toffler fills each chapter with paragraph after paragraph of case study and academic quotation.

Plan fluidly, but plan ahead Some of his proposals don’t seem terribly realistic: The first stage began in the period of the Neolithic Era with the advent of agriculturethereby passing from barbarity ilbro a civilization.

Not just ancient history but recent Americ Read decades ago. Indeed, it seems very hard to contest oibro view of the world, though i This book proposes a warning of impending social decay caused by a condition the author calls “Future Shock”.