Future Shock

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Bantam Books, 1990 - Social Science - 561 pages
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Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change
  

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User Review  - aegossman - LibraryThing

This book is dated in the BEST of ways! One day it would be amazing to show this book to my son, and explain to him some of the cultural things I have gleamed from my parents, about how life was like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan Hiland - Goodreads

Yes, the book's over 40 years old. Yes, a lot has happened in the world since 1971. But Toffler's words still come back to me: "We live in a throwaway society." His ability to not only see, but ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The 800th Lifetime
9
The Aocelerauve Thrust
19
Chapter 3 The Page of Life
37
The ThrowAway
51
The New Nomads
74
The Modular Man
95
The Coming
124
The Origins of Overchoice
263
A Surfeit of Subcults
284
A Diversity of Life Styles
303
The Physical
325
Coping with Tomorrow
371
Education in the Future
398
Taming Technology
428
The Strategy op Social
446

The Kinetic
152
The Scientific Trajectory
185
The Experience Makers
219
The Fractured Family
238
Acknowledgments
488
Bibliography
522
Index
541
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About the author (1990)

Alvin Toffler is adviser to companies and governments worldwide on advances in technology, politics, economics, and society. His other books include The Third Wave, Powershift, War and Anti-War, and Creating a New Civilization, he live in Los Angeles, California.

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