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ISBN: 0394425863 / ISBN-13: 9780394425863

Future Shock


Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society.

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good idea, but...

by apollo on Mar 1, 2012

"Future Shock" deservedly aroused comment when it was published in 1970. The idea that technology feds on itself and that change is not merely happening, it is accelerating each year, was a good thesis, although anyone watching tech develop could have guessed at that. 1970 was before all but a few ... More


Hauntingly prescient view into the dark future

by RareBookCollector on Apr 22, 2010

Alvin Toffler's dark looking glass into the future, written by someone living in the early 1970's, proved most prescient. Most of his predictions came true, preparing the reader for the social shock that comes to all civilizations in their latter stages of decline. More


Timeless classic

by judi194 on Oct 22, 2009

When this book first was printed it was on every student's must read list and as a reference it is exceptional at looking at events in a different manner. Good read. More

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