Vintage Book Future Shock 1970 Alvin Toffler Self Help Fiction Baby Boomers Generation X Millennial Lifestyle


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If you never have read this classic futuristic book before, or perhaps want to reread or share with a millennial, lol...this 1970 book shockingly predicted many things right. It examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society. Not sure weather to cal it a fictional selection or a self help book...

The book is in good condition, published by Random House Books, 1970, ISBN 394-42586-3
No tears, writing, dust cover is a bit doggy eared on corners, however, hardcover is in great condition underneath. Shipping quoted is media mail.

They predicted the “electronic frontier” of the Internet, Prozac, YouTube, cloning, home-schooling, the self-induced paralysis of too many choices, instant celebrities, and the end of blue-collar manufacturing. Not bad for 1970.

From the book:
“Our modern technologies have changed the degree of sophistication beyond our wildest dreams. But this technology has exacted a pretty heavy price. We live in an age of anxiety and time of stress. And with all our sophistication, we are in fact the victims of our own technological strengths –- we are the victims of shock… a future shock.”

Future Shock is a 1970 book by the futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler,[1] in which the authors define the term "future shock" as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies. Their shortest definition for the term is a personal perception of "too much change in too short a period of time". The book, which became an international bestseller, grew out of an article "The Future as a Way of Life" in Horizon magazine, Summer 1965 issue.[2][3][4][5] The book has sold over 6 million copies and has been widely translated.

A documentary film based on the book was released in 1972 with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator.

About the author:
Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload.

Accenture, the management consultancy, has dubbed him the third most influential voice among business leaders, after Bill Gates and Peter Drucker. He has also been described in the Financial Times as the "world's most famous futurologist". People's Daily classes him among the 50 foreigners that shaped modern China.

Materials: paper.