“The best study of our times that I know Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most.”—Le. 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. When it was published in , Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock painted a picture–at times surprising and other times grim–of what future societies.

Author: Negor Gugore
Country: Pakistan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 17 December 2006
Pages: 380
PDF File Size: 15.81 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.36 Mb
ISBN: 988-9-74885-127-3
Downloads: 43396
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vishicage

Apr 28, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 19, Futurk Lele rated it it was amazing. Sadly, society does not yet seem to have heeded Toffler’s calls to action, and much of our lives are filled with idle, ephemeral distraction while the ground shifts beneath our feet.

Heidi Toffler shows off editions of the book from around the world. We must all continue to adjust or run the risk of being left behind and becoming ‘obsolete’.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. If this is still relevant, how have we lived in the last 40 years then? How it will be created and how it will change our lives. It’s amazing how much this book still pertains today. The book sold more than 5 million copies just in the U. The first stage began in the period of the Neolithic Era with the advent of agriculturethereby passing from barbarity to a civilization.

See all reviews. Or even if you’re just curious.

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

Indeed, it seems very hard to contest his view of the world, though it is extremely dark and evokes restlessness. I like that book Change could be good and could let you great or worse. It was supposed to be delivered on May 24, but was delivered on May The best way to deal with angry or tofcler minorities is to open the system further, bringing them in as full partners, permitting them to participate in social goal-setting, rather than attempting to ostracize or isolate them” In any case, Toffler wants to get us thinking about how we can manage sohck and assure humanity a soft landing into the future.


Not just ancient history but recent American history. Toffler had expertly brought me to a level of consciousness about something that was “right there – in front of me. Staying on the cutting edge of technology is almost a full-time job. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

But he does caution a sort of noblesse oblige – be responsible with what we do 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.

Future Shock

Too little change and life is boring. He bought it used at a yard sale. Feb 10, John Frederick rated it really liked it Shelves: We were on a lot of talk shows.

The book, which became an international bestseller, grew out of an article “The Future as a Way of Life” in Horizon magazineSummer issue.

The current Bantam editionwith cover art introduced in uses a similar Amelia-derived letter style, too, now in slanted caps on an angle. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Pesticides and herbicides filter into our foods.

No room for ludditism here at all but it does ask us to question our use of technology and our abandonment to it. One of the best book by one of the best author. But many of them were spot on.

A lot of reviewers praise this book saying – this book is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago when it was written. We risk thermopollution of the oceans themselves, overheating them, destroying immeasurable quantities of marine life, perhaps even melting the polar icecaps” Oct 02, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: 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 as rosy, they reject the movement of this new era.


Next we are faced with an ever-changing cellular phone and MP3 player product range. I wanted to read it again, because I read it when it first came out and wanted to know if anything came out as the author envisioned. Alvin Toffler has put a huge amount of work in this book. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Society experiences an increasing number of changes with an increasing rapidity, while people are losing the familiarity that old institutions religionfamilynational identityprofession once provided.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Togfler “Future Shock” got right is that it made a compelling argument for taking the acceleration of change seriously. What about the absolute irritation of having to ‘use and throw’ most of our products once they outlive their usefulness. Ships from and sold by Trinh Ho. Toffler received a lot of praise for his highly accurate predictions of the future.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. We coined tofler phrase ‘future shock’ as an analogy to the concept of culture shock. What do we want for ourselves, ufturo neighbors, our children?

Lists with This Book. The author said 40 years ago that humans will have immense trouble to cope with all those things that I mentioned above.

People governments, educationalists, businesses, societies, parents.