Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

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Putting aside the strands of technophobia and the dystopian world...it is absolutely stunning how many things Toffler (and Welles) got right and how many more they are likely to get right.
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
 

About Alvin Toffler

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Alvin Toffler is adviser to companies and governments worldwide on advances in technology, politics, economics, and society. His other books include The Third Wave, Powershift, War and Anti-War, and Creating a New Civilization, he live in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published June 12, 1970 by Random House. 505 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on Jul 29 1970

A consistently interesting forecast, original for its breadth rather than its depth, this is certainly a book with a future.

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NPR

Above average
Reviewed by Martin Kaste on Jul 26 2010

The value of the book was to teach people that the best defense against the future is to think about it, to imagine different scenarios, and try to avoid being taken by surprise.

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Forbes

Below average
Reviewed by Shel Israel on Jun 21 2012

Toffler was wrong...We live in the age of Future Shock and most of us seem to be better off for it.

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SF CrowsNest

Above average
Reviewed by GF Willmetts on Jan 06 2010

This book still offers some interesting insight which should help your internal ideas machine so it's worth seeking out. I certainly came away a little more informed.

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Fast Company

Good
Reviewed by Greg Lindsay on Oct 15 2010

The Tofflers may yet find traction with a new generation of aspiring futurists.

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Columbus Futurists

Good
Reviewed by David Grant on Feb 10 2011

Future Shock continues to be influential. Its strange, and often contradictory combination of optimistic and pessimistic predictions was thought-provoking in 1970 and still merits discussion today.

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Singularity Weblog

Good
Reviewed by Socrates on Feb 01 2008

Putting aside the strands of technophobia and the dystopian world...it is absolutely stunning how many things Toffler (and Welles) got right and how many more they are likely to get right.

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