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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In each of them, he looked at the world and said, “This is where we’re going, and here’s why. The so-called ” brain drain ” — the emigration of European scientists to the United States — is both an indicator of the changes in toffle and also one of their causes.

On the one hand, Toffler advocates for being more careful with how we apply technology. 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. Lists with This Book.

No trivia or quizzes yet. No room for ludditism here at all but it does ask us to question our use of technology and our abandonment dl it.

Not just ancient history but recent American history. In our time, live changes so fast that we no longer know how to act; to quote the author: He’s written several other books, at least two to update this one.

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Future Shock

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. After all, we seem to have enough trouble deciding what happened in the past. The author sees technological change creating rapped social change and more dynamism. This creates large assumptions from not enough sources leading to incorrect assessments. Social Science Fiction by designer Joshua A. View all 4 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? Toffler talks about such things as people traveling more sure he was right about thateconomists being the same as always another bingotechnology having either unforeseen consequences right again or very specific predicted consequences not so good, those predictions – lots of things like that.


Want to Read saving…. Unfortunately, I arrived at the final section of the book realizing that Toffler’s ideas aren’t revolutionary at ilbro, and have lihro written in countless psychological works under the topic of general stress. Quotes from Future Shock.

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We will continue alvi 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”! The second stage began in England with the Industrial Revolution with the invention of the machine tool and the steam engine. We The author is a little long-winded, but this book is unintentionally hilarious at times.

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.

Alvin and Heidi Toffler distinguished three stages in development of society and production: Indeed he does deserve the praise, however he deserves even more praise for his analysis of the subject.

Dec 19, Abhijeet Lele rated it it was amazing. Clarke, William 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.

Book by Alvin Toffler. Excerpts from my blogpost on the book: Indeed, it seems very hard to contest his view of the world, though i This book proposes a warning of impending social decay caused by a condition the author calls “Future Shock”.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Oct 02, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: I admit that I only think I ever read the book. The book discusses so many different things but the essence of the book is around how we need to manage the change around is rather than letting it happen willy-nilly.


The book is crowded with concepts and arguments which have been approached from different angles. In our haste to milk technology for immediate economic tocfler, we have turned our environment into a physical and social tinderbox At any rate, the cover of my edition said something about “run-away best seller”.

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

But I was still inspired by the overall theme, and captivated by the idea of futurism more generally. Respect the earth and its inhabitants while you’re here. Kumbaya, but we do have to work together to see and effect a better tomorrow. But human wishes have a rather poor record of being fulfilled.

Alvin Toffler

That when he isn’t using other fallacies, like slippery slope, begging the question or false cause. The line You knocked a future shock crowbar upside my head occurs in the track “The Outsiders” on the alternative rock band R. The same year, the Unsound Music Festival in Krakow, Poland took the concept of ‘future shock’ as its theme. It was social commentary written in about how quickly society and people’s lives are changing.

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. Most people carry on their own production and consumption in their homes or electronic cottages, they produce more of their own products and services and markets become less important for them.