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. “El cambio es el proceso en que el futuro invade nuestras vidas.” El shock del futuro (), introducción. “Enseñando a los estudiantes cómo aprender.

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Jun 28, Jeffrey rated it really liked it Shelves: It was published in He states at the beginning that his theory doesn’t have to be right but useful. Of course, neither Weingartner nor I had the brains to write a book called Future Shockand all due credit goes to Alvin Toffler for having recognized a good phrase when one came along” p. By using this site, you agree to the Toffper of Use and Privacy Policy.

El “Shock” del futuro

This article needs additional citations for verification. In their discussion of the components of such shock, they popularized the term ” information overload. 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.

This may be dated to some, but it’s an essential read for those worried about their family and its future. Other works taking their title from the book include: People consider each other to be equally free as vendors of prosumer-generated commodities.

At any rate, the cover of my edition said something about “run-away best seller”. The beginning and middle of the book are interesting from an anthropological standpoint – watching what the author got right about society today and what he got horribly wrong.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society. I cannot believe how much Future Shock is a part of my background. View all 13 comments. The author sees technological change creating rapped social change and more dynamism. Indeed, it seems very hard to contest his view of the world, though it is extremely dark and evokes restlessness. Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity.


The world’s going to hell with itself. Moreover, the lack of loyalty to one’s organization is simply detrimental to humankind. Their high power prestige struck mercilessly from the business arena with HMO providers etc, and the playing field gets leveled through “efficiency” Politicians, lawyers, psycholigist as well as spiritual masters coming in to say their two cents worth, yet no one is quite in agreement with each other – having learned from experiences that form, shape thoughts and essentially mould their very essence.

El Shock Del Futuro: Alvin Toffler: : Books

What he foresaw was a point in time where people could electronically collaborate across countries using computers, which shpck exactly what we do with the internet. To my knowledge, Weingartner and I were the first people ever to use it in a public forum. The urban population doubles every 11 years. The world really is changing faster and faster all the time. Too little change and life is boring.

Countries also created new social systems. And this is the ultimate difference, the distinction that separates the truly contemporary man from all other I’ve read the first 40 pages, then quit.

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Toffler suggests that people follow certain lifestyles as a means to cope with the overchoice problem I personally found this discussion very interesting and eye opening to people’s behaviour.

To be very honest, I couldn’t really read through this book, After the first few chapters, I just skimmed through the pages looking for anything interesting, but found none. Curtis Mayfield ‘s song ” Future Shock ” on the album ” Back to the World ” took its name from this book, and was in turn covered by Herbie Hancock as the title track for his recording Future Shock. Toffler emphasizes the urge to think about the future and to think differently.

Pesticides and herbicides filter into our foods. People worked in factories to make money they could spend on goods they needed it means they produced for exchange, not for use. Retrieved August 30, He revolves his discussion of change aroun Alvin Toffler has put a huge amount of work in this book. Having spent several years watching the political process, we came away feeling that 99 per cent of what politicians do is keep systems running that were laid in place by previous generations of politicians.


For that reason, I’ll always have a special appreciation for this book. Toffler also advocates for democracy. Elitism – rule by those who know best over those who don’t care – does seem attractive No trivia or quizzes yet. Fituro about the absolute irritation of having to ‘use and throw’ most of our products once they outlive their usefulness.

Alvin Toffler

Also, Toffler fills each chapter with paragraph after paragraph of case study and academic quotation. Alvin Toffler is by far the most prescient toffper i have read; his bold predictions in this book, written 4 decades ago, are largely manifesting themselves today. It’s amazing how much this book still pertains today.

Write a customer review. It’s even more true. Oct 13, Joan rated it did not like it. If this is still relevant, how have we lived in the last 40 years then?

Toffler talks about such things as people traveling more sure he was right aalvin thateconomists being the same as always another bingotechnology having either unforeseen consequences right again or very specific predicted consequences not so good, those predictions – lots of things like that.

I like that book Change could be good and could let you great or worse. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His writing is excellent, often illustrating large complex ideas with understandable examples, but he doesn’t over-simplify nor repeat himself.