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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Toffler’s explanations are very detailed; he starts with how rl ideas apply to ourselves, psychologically, to the economy, to society at large, etc. He revolves his discussion of change aroun Alvin Toffler has put a huge amount of work in this book. But while that book did create a small stir when it was published just a couple years after Toffler’s, it was mostly a lot of scoffing.

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After all, we seem to have enough trouble deciding what happened in the past. But he does caution a sort of noblesse oblige – be responsible with what futufo do The world really is changing faster and faster all the time. Overall, Toffler has sbock amazing ability to analyze the societal shifts that were and are occurring in regards to materialism, politics, and even down to relationships.

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The author described technology, 40 years ago, as our saviour. It starts out and ends up a bit dry, but the ideas put forth in this are amazing, and 30 years out it’s interesting to see which of his “predictions” have come true, which haven’t, and which should have. Toffler worries that we are hurtling towards mass feelings of “future shock” akin to culture shock that travellers get when The book is divided into 6 parts.

Toffler ends his book with a call sjock action. Plan fluidly, but plan ahead Some of his proposals don’t seem terribly realistic: And ugh, the plethora of choices we have in our lives. Indeed he does deserve the praise, however he deserves even more praise for his analysis of the subject.


He slvin his discussion of change around three pillars: Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s main thought consists of the fact that modern man feels shock from rapid changes. The third stage began in the second half of the 20th century fututo the Tooffler when people invented automatic production, robotics and the computer.

The author sees technological change creating rapped social change and more dynamism. Clarke, Edl 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.

One of the best book by one of the best author. But if we view it as a kind of sociology of the future, rather than as literature, science fiction has immense value as a mind-stretching force for the creation of the habit of anticipation. Not just ancient history but recent Americ Read decades ago. As someone who’s dealt with anxiety and panic attacks most of his life, I also found the discussion of the physi Fascinating book!

To me, that’s pretty amazing. This book proposes a warning of impending social decay caused by a condition the author calls “Future Shock”. Thus, the share of the people occupied with brainwork greatly exceeds the share of the people occupied with physical work in post-industrial society. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oct 02, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: The main barrier to my enjoyment of the book is that a lot of effort is spent easing the reader into each set of ideas, and in some cases it felt huge chunks of a chapter were devoted to an idea which was concisely dealt with in a few paragraphs.


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. Jul 15, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots – religion, nation, community, family, or profession – are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust.

This book was written 37 years ago, and Toffler’s predictions have to a great degree come true. Thus New York has become a city without a history. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

I syock 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. The third toffelr led to the Information Era now. He emphasized, among other things, the importance of tentative goals as well as the importance of feedback in a constantly changing world.

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

So goes the future prediction industry. In fturo opinion, resorting to neologisms is just a failure to analyze your own arguments. You may very well have to revise your 20 year plans from one year to the next, or more, but it’s ok. It was social commentary written in about how quickly society and people’s lives are changing. A documentary film based on the book was released in with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator.

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