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I bought this book with the intention to re-read it. I originally read it when it came out around 1970-1971. A lot of it seemed far fetched 45 years ago. I was curious how much of what Mr. Toffler predicted, actually came to pass. So far, I am surprised at how much he called correctly. Some of it can be attributed to common sense, but many of the insights he predicted have come to pass, or soon will.
Mar 1, 2012
good idea, but...
"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.
Apr 22, 2010
Hauntingly prescient view into the dark future
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.
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.
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