Future Shock

Future Shock

Book - 1971
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"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 Figaro

Future Shock is about the present. Future Shock is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations--even our patterns of friendship and love.

Future Shock vividly describes the emerging global civilization: tomorrow's family life, the rise of new businesses, subcultures, life-styles, and human relationships--all of them temporary.

Future Shock illuminates the world of tomorrow by exploding countless clich#65533;s about today.

Future Shock will intrigue, provoke, frighten, encourage, and, above all, change everyone who reads it.

Praise for Future Shock

"Explosive . . . brilliantly formulated." -- The Wall Street Journal

"A spectacular outcrop of a formidable, organized intellectual effort." -- Manchester Guardian

"Revealing, exciting, encouraging, brilliant." -- The Christian Science Monitor

"Immensely readable." -- Newsweek

"Alvin Toffler has sent something of a shock-wave through Western society." -- London Daily Express

"To the elite . . . who often get committed to age-old institutions or material goals alone, let Toffler's Future Shock be a lesson and a warning." -- The Times of India
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, 1971, c1970
ISBN: 9780553277371
0553277375
Characteristics: 561 p. ; 18 cm

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