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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Respect the earth and its inhabitants while you’re here. This slows things down.

It was social commentary written in about how quickly society and people’s lives are changing. He speaks togfler an increase in bizzar behavior I remember reading about bizzar behavior in fiction that This book was written 37 years ago, and Toffler’s predictions have to a great degree come true. This is a quick read, however, I have too much read, so have been taking my time.

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If you’ve never read Toffler, he’s a must. The author is a little long-winded, but this book is unintentionally hilarious at times. View all 4 comments. To get a broad and deeper view about family, relationshipd, education, technology, politics, psychology, biology, inventions, life pattern.

Homes are the dominant institutions. Toffler asks a great question: Product details Paperback Publisher: Not tofffler ancient history but recent American history. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

There are certain advantages to technology but are humans capable of keeping up emotionally, spiritually? Thus, the share of the people occupied with brainwork greatly exceeds the share of the people occupied with physical work in post-industrial society. On the one hand, Rel advocates for being more careful with how we apply technology. Toffler concludes the book with strategies for survival.


Dec syock, Jason DeGroot rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s just details, and for that matter, he himself says that although it’s very easy to get things wrong, it is important to try looking into and anticipating the future. Other works taking their title from the book include: Accurate picture of cultural forces clashing in the 21st century where the information age brings about changes that those who are for accelerating into the technological era embrace while those who yearn for old days where things were seen tofffler rosy, they reject the movement of this new era.

But fyturo 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.

Unfortunately, I arrived at the final section of the book realizing that Toffler’s ideas tffler revolutionary at all, and have been written in countless psychological works under the topic of general stress. Friendships and social networks take time to build up, even if everyone is instantly connected. I cannot believe how much Future Shock is a dsl of my background.

His writing is excellent, often illustrating large complex ideas with understandable examples, but he doesn’t over-simplify nor repeat himself. It is basically about change, and he analyzes it in almost every aspect.

The world’s going to hell with itself. Kumbaya, but we do have to work together to see and effect a fituro tomorrow. Lists with This Book.

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It’s not that change is inherently bad, he says. It’s amazing how much this book still pertains today. I admit that I only think I ever read the book. I wish they’re write another one, so I could know what will be going on in Neologisms are a cheap way out. 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.


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.

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Moreover, the lack of loyalty to one’s organization is simply detrimental to humankind. This change overwhelms people.

The book also covers time and change, knowledge as fuel, people of the future, the concept of transience, impermanence, rental revolution, fads, demise of geography, duration of human relationships, friendships in the future, the new ad-hocracy, the denial of change, mystique of motherhood, temporary marriage, demands of freedom, hippies, beatniks, power of style, free society and overstimulation. May 04, Brad Acker rated it it was amazing. Toffler received a lot of praise for his highly accurate predictions of the future.

Future Shock is a book by the futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler[1] in which the authors define the term ” future shock ” as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Oct 13, Joan rated it did not like it. A new factory may cause an economic boom in the short run but in the long run it may kill jobs, ruin the economic livelihoods of townspeople, and belch poison into the environment.

Excerpts from my blogpost on the book: The ideas in those 40 pages could have been expressed in three paragraphs –if they were worth being expressed.