"The best study of our times that I know. . . . Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most."--Le Figaro
Future Shock is about the present. Future Shock is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations--even our patterns of friendship and love.
Future Shock vividly describes the emerging global civilization: tomorrow's family life, the rise of new businesses, subcultures, life-styles, and human relationships--all of them temporary.
Future Shock illuminates the world of tomorrow by exploding countless clichés about today.
Future Shock will intrigue, provoke, frighten, encourage, and, above all, change everyone who reads it.
Praise for Future Shock
"Explosive . . . brilliantly formulated."--The Wall Street Journal
"A spectacular outcrop of a formidable, organized intellectual effort."--Manchester Guardian
"Revealing, exciting, encouraging, brilliant."--The Christian Science Monitor
"Alvin Toffler has sent something of a shock-wave through Western society."--London Daily Express
"To the elite . . . who often get committed to age-old institutions or material goals alone, let Toffler's Future Shock be a lesson and a warning."--The Times of India
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Borg-mx5 - LibraryThing
An interesting premise. Technology advances faster than we can adapt to it. Many of the predictions in this book failed to come to fruition. Still an interesting read. Read full review
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