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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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Zack Gibson will be in action on Sunday, June 24 in Manchester when he challenges FutureShock Wrestling Champion and WWE UK breakout star Ashton Smith.
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The ambivalence and sense of futureshock that performers like Honey Gold and Donny Sins felt when I brought up these issues, but didn't experience automatically when they answered the siren song of the technologists, shows why this is an important conversation to keep having.
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Among those looking to break through to mainstream comics were members of the Midlands Comic Collective and Great Barr based publisher Dave Evans, who outside his day job as an 'NHS number cruncher' spends his time producing gritty science-fiction comic Futureshock.
(23) The inherent message is that the self has expired and the technological other is the only means of salvaging the residue of "humanity," which has become supplemental to technology in the age of information, mediablitz, hyperreality, futureshock, etc.
He made his Edinburgh Festival debut five years ago with solo show Futureshock and has worked in France, Germany, Ireland and the Middle East.
While working at the Solihull club in his native Birmingham, he launched his own event with DJ Phil Doherty, who later formed the group Futureshock.
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With a little electro-funk, a little hard trance, and a lot of fun, Futureshock's new tune is a mish-mash of dance decades.
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