Future Shock

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Bantam Books, 1971 - 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  - 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

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 (1928-2016) was an American writer and futurist whose list of bestselling books includes Future Shock, The Third Wave, and Powershift. He was a cofounder of Toffler Associates, a consulting firm for companies and governments worldwide on advances in economics, technology, and social change. In France, where his work won the prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre tranger (Best Foreign Book Prize), Alvin was named an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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