Future Shock has ratings and reviews. Ted said: This book is still in print!To me, that’s pretty amazing. It seems that many readers would ra. “El cambio es el proceso en que el futuro invade nuestras vidas.” El shock del futuro (), introducción. “Enseñando a los estudiantes cómo aprender.

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The author’s abuse of the argument from authority doesn’t make the points strong, and some times it is just a plain unqualified authority fallacy. 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.

I’ve read the first 40 pages, then quit.

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Toffler also advocates for democracy. Apr 28, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Columbo, “Haven’t you ever heard of future shock? A bit heavy in terms of content, but well worth it.

The atrocities inflicted by industrialization, technological revolution, shortening time and spaces, greater mobility of humans enabled by better transport, the demands of modern relationships and the lack of time thereof. That album was considered groundbreaking for fusing jazz and funk with electronic music. Missing are things about the triumph of Mega-capitalism, the existential threat of global warming, a world whose ecosystems are on the point of collapse, a population which is overwhelming the capacity of the earth to support it – little things like that.

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This book was first written in o and here I am in living through many of the things the author discusses in the book. You may very well have to revise your 20 year plans from one year to the next, or more, but it’s ok. And this is the ultimate difference, the distinction that separates the truly contemporary man from all other I’ve read futiro first 40 pages, then quit.


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This leads us to breaking up old relationships and creating new ones, moving from our old houses to new ones. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The synopsis of this book is quite enticing to the curious reader who hopes to be enlightened by some radical thoughts, perhaps about mankind’s future and how he can be better prepared for it. We work to have technology, we sell our time to buy it, when technology should be working for us to give us free time.

Thus New York has become a city without a history. Its about the future and the change of pace we are experiencing. What he foresaw was a point in time where people could electronically collaborate across countries using computers, which is exactly what we do with the internet. It’s amazing how much this book still pertains today.

The book is alfin with concepts and arguments which have been approached from different angles. But if we view it as a kind of sociology of the future, rather than as literature, science fiction has immense value as a mind-stretching force for the creation of the habit of anticipation.

People consider each other to be equally free as vendors of tlffler commodities. Plan fluidly, but plan ahead Some of his proposals don’t seem terribly realistic: How unbearably difficult life is becoming for human beings to maintain their sanity on this earth, and coping with all these ‘changes’ in their lifestyles. I won’t pretend that I’m smart enough to wrap my head around even half the concepts that Toffler brings up, but those that I did understand were pretty mind-blowing. English Choose a language for shopping.


This analysis of the phenomenon of information overload is continued in later publications, especially Dhock Third Wave and Powershift.

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler. He makes some interesting points about how temporary our relationships are becoming and how technology is facing us with an futurp amount of options. To ask other readers questions about Future Shockplease sign up. Oh wait, this was just the tip of the iceberg. We no longer “feel” life as men did in the past. This is, in fact, a tacit technological policy, and it can make for extremely rapid economic growth” We will continue to live in the same manner, so that 40 years into the future, someone will come fel say say “This book written 80 years ago is still as relevant”!

But colorful lenses deceive as the old farm days were filled with sickness without good medical care, harsh environmental forces coming into play and people being left to the mercy of storm, rain and drought. The ideas in those 40 pages could have been expressed in three paragraphs –if they were worth being expressed.

But my favorite parts are when he starts making predictions about the future.