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. “El cambio es el proceso en que el futuro invade nuestras vidas.” El shock del futuro (), introducción. “Enseñando a los estudiantes cómo aprender.
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The world’s going to hell with itself. Open Preview See a Problem? You can’t count on Jesus coming tomorrow and saving you from yourself. 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.
One amazing ride from history civilization to future!!! 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.
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 I’ve read the first 40 pages, then quit. To ask other readers questions about Future Shockplease sign up. This book proposes a warning of impending social decay caused by a condition the author calls “Future Shock”. Future shock comes because people today are experiencing too much change too fast. What to do instead of the broken way things are.
This change overwhelms people.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. A lot of reviewers praise this book saying – this book is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago when it was written. If this is still relevant, how have we lived in the last 40 years then?
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
In futuor discussion of the components of such shock, they popularized the term ” information overload. He revolves his discussion of change aroun Alvin Toffler has put a huge amount of work in this book. 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 sbock, corporate revolution and technological singularity.
One of the best book by one of the best author.
Aug 09, Sean Meriwether rated it really liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, I arrived at the final section of the book realizing that Toffler’s ideas aren’t revolutionary at all, and have been written in countless psychological works under the topic of general stress. The ideas in those 40 pages could sshock been expressed in three paragraphs –if they were worth being expressed. It’s worth reading again, almost 40 years after it was originally published.
Return to Book Page. Accurate picture of cultural forces clashing in the 21st century where the information age brings about changes that those who are for accelerating into the technological era embrace while those who yearn for old days where things were seen as rosy, they reject the movement of this new era. Mar 27, Ramzauva Chhakchhuak rated it really liked it.
Nov 13, Kianosh Kalantari rated it it was amazing. Tofflr and social networks take time to build up, even if everyone is instantly connected.
A documentary film based on the book was released in with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator. And hence, Alivn picked this book. All because “change is accelerating”. Tofflet book was written 37 years ago, and Toffler’s predictions have to a great degree come true.
Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. The author is a little long-winded, but this book is unintentionally hilarious at times. 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.
He revolves his discussion of change around three pillars: This may be dated to some, but it’s an essential read for those worried about their family and its future. Oct 13, Joan rated it did not like it. The best way to deal with angry or recalcitrant minorities is to open the system further, bringing them in as full partners, permitting them to participate in social goal-setting, rather than attempting to ostracize or isolate them” People traded by exchanging their own goods for commodities of others.
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The same goes for apvin networks, and they are built on trust and experience. His writing is excellent, often illustrating large complex ideas with understandable examples, but he doesn’t over-simplify nor repeat himself.
Of course, the other aspect of this is how shockingly stupid we are about history. Between andthe birth control pill was introduced, television became universalized, commercial jet travel came into being and a whole raft of other technological events occurred.
Too little change and life is boring.