Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society.Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society.Hide synopsis
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"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 had access to a computer--a tech development that showed compellingly how an increasing pace of change would occur (interestingly, Toffler predicted that). Toffler says that one can't predict the future, but then does just that and falls on his face. Paper clothes have not become commonplace. And college students don't design their own degree programs (such programs would be unacceptable to employers). "Future Shock" has therefore not aged gracefully. Such items as world hunger, global warming, and insurrection-type warfare are concerns that elude Alvin Toffler.
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.
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