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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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Go into this knowing the original publication date and see a man who saw the future along before it happened. This is a quick read, however, I have too much read, so have been taking my time. We work to have technology, we sell our time to buy it, when technology should be working for us to give us free time. Mostly we like visions of the future which are quite like our own wishes for both our own, and society’s, future.

The truth is that technology doesn’t serve humans any more, technology doesn’t worry about making our lives better, we live now to buy technology, to buy phones and tables and computers. And without that little appliance it’s pretty hard to see into the future with much accuracy.

But I was still inspired by the overall theme, and captivated by the idea of futurism more generally. It’s worth reading again, almost 40 years after it was originally published. Write a customer review. That when he isn’t using other fallacies, like slippery slope, begging the question or false cause. 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.

Future Shock

Wasn’t impressed by Toffler high opinion of himself nor the uniqueness of his “vision” for the future. There are certain advantages to technology but are humans capable of keeping up emotionally, spiritually? Apr 28, Sunny rated it it futurp amazing Shelves: Oct 06, Priya rated it did not like it. As someone who’s dealt with anxiety and panic attacks most of his life, I also found the discussion of the physiological effects of “future shock” really intriguing, as was the concept that man has a limited tolerance for change.


Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society. I like that book Change could be good and could let you great or worse.

Just encountered this book in Blossom Book store. This may be dated to some, but it’s an essential read for those worried about their family and its future. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s amazing how much this book still pertains today.

Toffler received a lot of praise for his highly accurate predictions of the future.

He believed the accelerated rate of technological and social change left people disconnected and suffering from “shattering stress and disorientation”—future shocked. At any rate, the cover of my edition said something about “run-away best seller”. Oh wait, this was just futugo tip of the iceberg. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Amazon Renewed Tocfler products with a warranty. It was published in Dec 12, Jason DeGroot rated it really liked it Shelves: Preview — Future Shock by Alvin Toffler. The urban population doubles every 11 years.

U must read this b4 having or telling or discussing any Opinion about anything around your world!

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Dec 18, Eric rated it really liked it. The economy is its own god, and GDP is all that matters. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Who wear clothes made out of paper!


El “Shock” del futuro

Almost daily the media and academics breathlessly announce some great revelation about what happened twenty to fifty years ago. Stanley Clarke performed a song with the same title on his album Time Exposure.

The services sector attained great value. Thus, the share of the people occupied with brainwork greatly exceeds the share of the people occupied with physical work in post-industrial society. Having spent several years watching the political process, we came away feeling that 99 per cent of what politicians do is keep fjturo running that were laid in place by previous generations of politicians. Decisions, decisions, decisions, how do we even make them? Toffler argues that bureaucracy is slowly being replaced with ad-hocracy, standardization with customization, the individual is loosing his attachment to his organization work place and replacing it with an attachment to his profession.

You may very well have to revise your 20 year plans from one year to the next, or more, but it’s ok. View all 4 comments. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

A documentary film based on the book was released in with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator. This leads us to breaking up old relationships and creating new ones, moving from our old houses to new ones. 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.