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. More personally relevant to me, though, was the end of the lihro, when Toffler gets on his high horse and starts making moral proclamations.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. One of the best book by one of the best author. Jan 04, Noura Algwaiz rated it it was amazing.

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He overstates this p This book does offer some insights into the nature of change and the possible effects and outcomes, it suffers from a lack of data and breath of understand.

To my knowledge, Weingartner and I were the first people ever to use it in a public forum. Apr 11, Tim rated it it was ok. Articles with short description Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Future shock comes because people today are experiencing too much change too fast. There are certain advantages to technology but are humans capable of keeping up emotionally, spiritually? No trivia or quizzes yet. His writing is excellent, often illustrating large complex ideas with understandable examples, but he doesn’t over-simplify nor repeat himself.

The predictive power of the book hits a correct note depending on the industry when it comes to the changing nature of work, and the enhancement of the value of talent and creativity allowed in the work place. The second stage began in England with the Industrial Revolution with the invention of the machine tool and the steam engine. We’ll be turning futuo cyborgs! Trivia About Future Shock.


He revolves his discussion of change aroun Alvin Toffler has put a huge amount of work in this book. Oct 13, Joan rated it did not like it. Work together, make it better. View all 13 comments. But human wishes have a rather poor record of being lbiro.

It fails when the book speaks of social and environmental aspects. It took me three hoffler to get around to finishing this book. Book by Alvin Toffler.

Future Shock

View all 4 comments. Our ideas came together in in an article called ‘The future as a way of life’, which argued that change was going to accelerate and that the speed of change could induce disorientation in lots of people.

This was written in Toffler’s explanations are very detailed; he starts with how these ideas apply to ourselves, psychologically, to the economy, to society at large, etc. Toffler emphasizes the urge to think about the future and tofffler think differently. This book is still in print! If I had only read this 20 years ago and invested in AOL! What to do instead of the broken way things are.

Alvin Toffler

Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. Refresh and try again. There are 2 excellent torfler near the end on education and technology and for those 2 alone the book is worth reading.

Friendships and social networks take time to build up, even if everyone is instantly connected. People traded by exchanging their own goods for commodities of others. It’s a pretty painful read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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. Most people carry on their own production and consumption in their homes or electronic cottages, ek produce more of their own products and services and markets become less important for them. One of the more interesting elements of the theory is the direct correlation between dramatic change moving, changing jobs, death of a spouse and a negative impact on health.


Not just ancient history but recent American history.

Future Shock – Wikipedia

His third title in this group–published in still has some ideas that haven’t manifested yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mar 27, Ramzauva Chhakchhuak rated it really liked it. 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.

Indeed, livro seems very hard to contest his view of the world, though it is extremely dark fuguro evokes restlessness.

The chapter on mobility, as well as the final chapter were particularly gruelling for me. People governments, educationalists, businesses, societies, parents.

Toffler also advocates for democracy. We will continue to live in the same manner, so that 40 years into the future, someone will come and say say “This book written 80 years ago is still as relevant”! No room for ludditism here at all but it does ask us to question our use of technology and our abandonment to it. How it will be created and how it will change our lives.

By the yearhalf the population will live in underwater communities!