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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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(*) Author of Future Shock, The Third Wave and numerous articles, Alvin Toffler is one of the world's best-known thinkers on the dynamics of social and cultural change.
In Toffler's view, change overwhelms people, leaving them disconnected and suffering from "shattering stress and disorientation" - or "future shocked".
Like the rest of us, Aunt Tillie has become inured to future shock. If technological and social change were so upsetting, then most of us would be in a coma because of the advances in communications options.
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Instead, he appears content, for now anyway, to make the bet and see if the "Future Shock" in his first-ever venture into newspaper publishing is a pleasant or distressing one.
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Husband-and-wife research team Alvin and Heidi Toffler became household names for Future Shock, their vision of society and the world economy.
REVOLUTIONARY WEALTH: HOW IT WILL BE CREATED AND HOW IT WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES comes from the authors of FUTURE SHOCK and THE THIRD WAVE and examines how tomorrow's wealth will be created.
THE PEDESTRIANS' Future Shock LP (on Criminal IQ) is a furious blast from the past.
I recently reread the groundbreaking 1970 book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler about change in American society, the way we humans approach change, and the consequences of change.
Slaughter, revives Alvin Toffler's 1971 book, Future shock. Change that came too quickly was a manifest fear of the 1970s.
Some forty years ago, Alvin Toffler in his books Future Shock and The Third Wave predicted the radical revolutionary transformation of the world from the industrial age to the information age.
Those RNs of a certain age will surely remember Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock that was required reading during our training.
The belief in such an inability, a condition of permanent and irremediable future shock, has created a breakneck pace of change.
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