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future shock

A sense of shock or anxiety experienced while trying to cope with rapid changes in society or technology. The phrase is attributed to American writer Alvin Toffler. I can't even imagine the future shock our grandparents' generation must feel with the breakneck pace of new technologies now.
See also: future, shock

future shock

a state of distress or disorientation due to rapid social or technological change.
This phrase was coined by the American writer Alvin Toffler ( 1928–2016 ) in Horizon ( 1965 ), where he defines it as ‘the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future’.
See also: future, shock
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He has authored many influential works including Future Shock (1970), The Third Wave (1980), Creating a New Civilization (1990), and War and Anti-War (1995).
Hip-hop's international appeal, in fact, is a main part of the attraction for 15-year-old Future Shock San Diego dancer and former elite gymnast Ariana Berlin.
While he has published over twelve books, and countless articles and papers, Toffler's philosophy, and most of his key ideas, are encapsulated in three books: Future Shock (1970), The Third Wave (1980) and Powershift (1990).
Physicians have tended to view telemedicine with a sense of apprehension and future shock when they should perceive it as a way to return medicine to its traditions, said Dr.
Future Shock looks at the process of change; The Third Wave explores the directions of change; and Powershift examines the control of changes still to come.
Similarly, several men mentioned Alvin Toffler's Future Shock (Bantam Books, 1991) and The Third Wave (Bantam Books, 1991) and Daniel Yankelovich's New Rules (Bantam Books, 1984) as significant in reexamining their perspective on marriage.
Alvin Toffler (1970) spoke of this coming acceleration in Future Shock as early as 1970.
Toffler, who with his wife and professional colleague Heidi, was described last month by Time magazine as the "team whose 1970 blockbuster Future Shock blasted the infant profession (of futurism) into the mainstream and set the standard by which all subsequent wouldbe futurists have been measured" will address the delegates at the opening general session on Sunday, December 8.
Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (New York, New York: Random House, 1970).
Were our mythical 1970 communicator transported to 1990, some things would still be familiar, and these might give comfort to someone experiencing the future shock of desktop publishing, men's hair goop and the Bush administration.
Scheduled speakers at this year's show will include iconic author Alvin Toffler, whose book Future Shock has sold more than six million copies and accurately forecast the disruptive influence on global economics by transformative information and content delivery technologies.
Future Shock is a cyberpunk tour de force thrill ride that aptly provides urban fiction, sci-fi, and mystery.
The researcher revealed that the objective behind doing that was to make the flies learn to avoid the odour that led to a shock, even in the absence of a future shock.
Race director Simon Dryden believes that if the weather is in her favour, Shockwave has the potential to break the race record of 1 day 23 hours and 14 minutes, set by Future Shock in 1996.
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