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Future shock

Author: Alvin Toffler
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes some of the problems our technology has created for society and suggests some strategies for coping in the future.
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Toffler, Alvin.
Future shock.
New York, Random House [1970]
(OCoLC)570341844
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Toffler
ISBN: 0553277375 9780553277371
OCLC Number: 87496
Description: xii, 505 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part one. The death of permanence. The 800th lifetime --
The accelerative thrust --
The pace of life --
Part two. Transience. Things: the throw-away society --
Places: the new nomads --
People: the modular man --
Organization: the coming ad-hocracy --
Information: the kinetic image --
Part three. Novelty. The scientific trajectory --
The experience makers --
The fractured family --
Part four: diversity. The origins of overchoice --
A surfeit of subcults --
A diversity of life styles --
Part five. The limits of adaptability. Future shock: the physical dimension --
Future shock: the psychological dimension --
Part six. Strategies for survival. Coping with tomorrow --
Education in the future tense --
Taming technology --
The strategy of social futurism --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Alvin Toffler.

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Describes some of the problems our technology has created for society and suggests some strategies for coping in the future.

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