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Toffler had expertly brought me to a level of consciousness about something that was “right there – in front of me.

Work together, make it better. Indeed, it seems very hard to contest his view of the world, though i This book proposes a warning of impending social decay caused by a condition the author calls “Future Shock”. And without that little appliance it’s pretty hard to see into the future with much accuracy.

But while that book did create a torfler stir when it was published just a couple years after Toffler’s, it was mostly a lot of scoffing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Unfortunately, I arrived at the final section of the book realizing that Toffler’s ideas aren’t revolutionary at all, and have been written in countless psychological works under the topic of general stress.

Toffler emphasizes the urge to think about the future and to think differently. Wasn’t impressed by Toffler high opinion of himself nor the uniqueness of his “vision” for the future. Neologisms are a cheap way out. If you remember the times, or if you read it when it came out inyou may like to read it.

Staying on the cutting edge of vuturo is almost a decsargar job. Found a paperback copy at a local store instead.

But if 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. Reissue 1 de junio de Idioma: People’s Daily classes him among the 50 foreigners that shaped modern China. I don’t know if it is any. Of course, the other aspect of this is how shockingly stupid we are about history. Dec 18, Eric rated it really liked it. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Children were raised as cattles since the goal of kids were simply for survival and cheap labor was always good as teenagers consumned little and could easily work much without all the hassle of union rights and demands.

The atrocities inflicted by industrialization, technological revolution, shortening time and spaces, greater mobility of humans enabled by better transport, the demands of modern relationships and the lack of time thereof. 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.

Toffler argues that bureaucracy is slowly being replaced with ad-hocracy, standardization with customization, the individual is loosing his attachment to his organization work place and replacing it with an attachment to his profession.

But I was still inspired by the overall theme, and captivated by the idea of futurism more generally. If I still had the book, I might be tempted to see what these old views of our “now” could have been that seem so His analysis and predictions in the first two books–published in the 70’s and 80’s–seem mundane now.

The predictive power of the book hits a correct note depending on the industry when it comes to the changing nature of work, and the enhancement of the value of talent and creativity allowed in the work place.


This was written in He makes some predictions especially in the novelty sectionand almost 40 years later, we see that he gets some of the wrong, at least for the time being.

Elitism – rule by those who know best over those who don’t care – does seem attractive The Internet and the dramatic impact that this has made, may not even have been fully envisioned by this author, but it is here and evolving at its own rate, making the earth a global village. You may very well have to revise your 20 year plans from one deel to the next, or more, but it’s ok.

Yay for science – don’t stop learning – but be more thoughtful in how you apply what you learn. At any rate, the cover of my edition said something about “run-away best seller”.

But I don’t have it, got rid of it to make shelf space. It’s a pretty painful read. Also, Toffler fills each chapter with paragraph after paragraph of case study and academic quotation.

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Gana dinero con nosotros. I ended up giving this three stars because while it was a great read tocfler held my interest, it did not live up my expectations, namely that it would lead to blindsiding revelation about the world.

Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over ddel only, subject to status. It’s amazing how much this book still pertains today. His writing is excellent, often illustrating large complex ideas with understandable examples, but he doesn’t over-simplify nor repeat himself.