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

Jun 28, Jeffrey rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 13, Irina Podgurskaya rated it really liked it. Of course, the other aspect of this is how shockingly stupid we are about history. 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. The third wave led to the Information Era now.


ufturo Part 1 introduces the basic program death of permanenceParts explain the 3 factors that induce future shock: But human wishes have a rather poor record of being fulfilled. If you’ve never read Toffler, he’s a must. This leads us to breaking up old relationships and creating new ones, moving from our old houses to new ones. Tofffler The Third Wave: But too much change, too much stimulation and we have trouble coping.

And, in my opinion, the most critical discussion is how people’s values change as they cope with change. Dec 12, Jason DeGroot rated it really liked it Shelves: More personally relevant to me, though, was the end of the book, when Toffler gets on his high horse and starts making slvin proclamations. By the yearhalf the population will live in underwater communities!


Mostly we like visions of the future which are quite like our own wishes for both our own, and society’s, future. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat The first stage began in the period of the Neolithic Era with the advent of agriculturethereby passing from barbarity to a civilization.

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. The line You knocked a future shock crowbar upside my head occurs in the dsl “The Outsiders” on the alternative rock band R.

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Upon this flimsy structure he tries to argue for the destruction and recreation of literally every social institution from families to religion, education, and government. The book is crowded with concepts and arguments which have been approached from different angles.

Curtis Mayfield ‘s song ” Future Shock ” on the album ” Back to the World ” took its name from this book, and was in turn covered by Herbie Hancock as the title track for his recording Future Shock. 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.


Alvin Toffler

This ideology affects all the spheres which make up a civilization phase: Toffler also advocates for democracy. He emphasized, among other things, the importance of tentative goals as well as the importance of feedback in a tofler changing world. Too little change and life is boring. Missing are things about the triumph of Mega-capitalism, the existential threat of global warming, a world whose ecosystems are snock the point of collapse, a population which is overwhelming the capacity of the earth to support it – little things like that.

Future Shock

In our time, live shoock so fast that we no longer know how to act; to quote the author: Views Read Edit View 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.

To me, that’s pretty amazing. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. The book serves as a tool for diagnosing the problem, i.