Future shock

by Toffler, Alvin.

Format: Print Book 1990
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Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The classic work that predicted the anxieties of a world upended by rapidly emerging technologies--and now provides a road map to solving many of our most pressing crises.

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

Future Shock is the classic that changed our view of tomorrow. Its startling insights into accelerating change led a president to ask his advisers for a special report, inspired composers to write symphonies and rock music, gave a powerful new concept to social science, and added a phrase to our language. Published in over fifty countries, Future Shock is the most important study of change and adaptation in our time.

In many ways, Future Shock is about the present. It 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.

But Future Shock also illuminates the world of tomorrow by exploding countless clich├ęs about today. It vividly describes the emerging global civilization: the rise of new businesses, subcultures, lifestyles, and human relationships--all of them temporary.

Future Shock will intrigue, provoke, frighten, encourage, and, above all, change everyone who reads it.
Additional Information
Subjects Social history -- 1945-
Social change.
Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Regression (Civilization)
Publisher New York :Bantam Books,1990
Language English
Description 561 pages ; 18 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 522-540) and index.
ISBN 0553277375 (pbk.)
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