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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View all 13 comments. Have I ranted enough? I took a quick look through the book before giving it away to BetterWorldBooks. See all 8 questions about Future Shock…. In any case, Toffler wants to get us thinking about how we can manage change and assure humanity a soft landing into the future.
Articles with short description Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Wasn’t impressed by Toffler high opinion of himself nor the uniqueness of his “vision” for the future.
People’s Daily classes him among the 50 foreigners that shaped modern China. Upon this flimsy structure he fuuro to argue for the destruction and recreation of literally every social institution from families to religion, education, and government.
A huge effort has been put into it, and the fact that it was written 40 years ago multiplies the amount of praise it deserves.
Toffler emphasizes the alvjn to think about the future and to think differently. Nov 13, Kianosh Kalantari rated it it was amazing. May 19, Emily rated it really liked it.
No room for ludditism here at all but it does ask us to question our libr of technology and our abandonment to it. Indeed he does deserve the praise, however he deserves even more praise for his analysis of the subject.
The economy is its own god, and GDP is all that matters. It’s worth reading again, almost 40 years after it was originally published.
This book is still in print! In each of them, he looked at the world and said, “This is where we’re going, and here’s why. It’s funny how books about the future are always so popular, even though everyone knows, if they think about it, that no one, including authors of said books, has a crystal ball.
To those of us alive and paying attention then, it’s not news. The chapter on mobility, deel well as the final chapter were particularly gruelling for me.
Having spent several years watching the political process, we came away feeling that 99 per cent of what sel do is keep systems running that were laid in place by previous generations of politicians. Then at the end of the chapter he sums it up with some kind of statement to the effect of “obviously this must be It took me three years to get around to finishing this book.
Ddel new factory may cause an economic boom in the short run but in the long run it may kill jobs, ruin the economic livelihoods of townspeople, and belch poison into the environment. The author said 40 years ago that humans will have immense trouble to cope with all those things that I mentioned above. The author is a little long-winded, but this book is unintentionally hilarious at times.
And it was, iirc. Oct 02, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: In alvln time, live changes so fast that we no longer know how to act; to quote the author: The services sector attained great value. Toffler describes the properties and consequences of the worst illness of our time: Twisted automobile carcasses, aluminum cans, non-returnable glass mottles and synthetic plastics form immense kitchen middens in our midst as more and allvin of our detritus resists decay I don’t know if it is any.
By the yearhalf the population will live in underwater communities!
The world’s going to hell with itself.