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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Toffler's Future Shock is something similar to what science fiction writers have discussed many times. What happens when you throw advanced technology and concepts at a more primitive people (human ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
THE 800TH LIFETIME
9
THE ACCELERATIVE THRUST
19
THE PACE OF LIFE
36
THE THRowAway
51
THE NEW NoMADs
74
THE MoDULAR
95
THE COMING
124
Chapter 12
263
THE PHYSICAL
325
Chapter 16
343
CoPING witH TOMORRow
371
EDUCATION IN THE FUTURE
398
TAMING TECHNOLOGY
428
THE STRATEGY of SoCIAL
446
Acknowledgments
488

THE KINETIC
152
THE SCIENTIFIC TRAJECTORY
185
THE ExPERIENCE MAKERS
219
THE FRACTURED FAMILY
238
Bibliography
522
Index
542
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Alvin Toffler was born in New York on October 4, 1928. He received a degree in English from New York University in 1950. While in college he helped register black voters in North Carolina. After graduating, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Heidi and took a production job in a factory. He learned to weld and repair machinery. In 1954, he became a reporter for Industry and Welding. He went on to become a reporter for Labor's Daily and then as a labor editor and columnist for Fortune magazine. He left Fortune in 1962 and began a freelance-writing career covering politics, technology, and social science for scholarly journals and writing long interviews for Playboy magazine. He wrote 13 books during his lifetime including Future Shock, The Third Wave, and Powershift. He received a career achievement award in 2005 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. In 1996, he and his wife formed Toffler Associates, a global forecasting and consulting company. He died on June 27, 2016 at the age of 87.

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