“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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Thus, the share of the people occupied with brainwork greatly exceeds the share of the people occupied with physical work in post-industrial society.

Future Shock

sgock Various paperback editions by Bantam, from on images: A large number of people acted as prosumers eating their grown food, hunting animals, building their own houses, making clothes, Nov 13, Kianosh Kalantari rated it it was amazing. Here Toffler speaks of a “Future Shock” in which people are not able to adjust to the quickening pace of society due to technological change.

Kumbaya, but we do have to work together to see and effect a better tomorrow. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. The third stage began in the second half of the 20th century in the West when people invented automatic production, robotics and the computer. The style is kind of mid-century Jetsons, floor to ceiling windows and wall-to-wall white carpeting. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

Showing of reviews. 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.

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Toffler wrote the book “Future Shock. A former associate tofflre of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact through effects like information overload.

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Jun 05, Frederick rated it it was ok. Here the letterforms are spaced more tightly. Toffler has a bad habit of creating at least toffldr neologism in each chapter. I won’t 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.

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It is no longer resources that limit decisions, it is the decision that makes the resources. Pages with related products.

Excerpts from my blogpost on the book: It’s just details, and for that matter, he himself says that although it’s very easy to get things wrong, it is important to try looking into and anticipating the future. Shlck funny how books about the duturo 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.


It is a mind stretcher and a thought provoker. The idea struck a nerve, and the book became a huge success.

After all, we seem to have enough trouble deciding what happened in the past. Not just ancient history but recent Americ Read decades ago. Write a customer review. A documentary film based on the book was released in with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator.

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The author said 40 years ago that humans will have immense trouble to cope with all those dhock that I mentioned above. Accenture, the management consultancy, has dubbed him the third most infl Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity.