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Future Shock From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search For other uses, see Future Shock (disambiguation) . Future Shock Author Alvin Toffler Country United States Language English Genre(s) Futurology Publisher Random House Publication date 1970
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Media type Print ( Hardback & Paperback ) ISBN ISBN 0-394-42586-3 (Original hardcover) Future Shock is a book written by the sociologist and futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. It grew out of an article "The Future as a Way of Life" in Horizon magazine , Summer 1965 issue. [1] [2] [3] [4] The book has sold over 6 million copies and has been widely translated. Future shock is also a term for a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies, introduced by Toffler in his book of the same name. Toffler's shortest definition of future shock is a personal perception of " too much change in too short a period of time ". A documentary film based on the book was released in 1972 with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator. Contents [ hide ] 1 Term 2 In popular culture 3 Reprints 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links [ edit ] Term Toffler argues that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a " super-industrial society ". This change will overwhelm people, the accelerated rate of technological and social change leaving them disconnected and suffering from "shattering stress and disorientation" – future shocked. Toffler stated that the majority of social problems were symptoms of the future shock . In his discussion of the components of such shock, he also coined the term information overload . His analysis of that phenomenon is continued in his later publications, especially The Third Wave and Powershift . [ edit ] In popular culture This " In popular culture " section may contain too many minor or trivial references . Please reorganize this content to explain the subject's impact on popular culture rather than simply listing appearances, and remove trivia references. (December 2009)
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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 1983 recording Future Shock . That album was considered groundbreaking for fusing jazz and funk with electronic music . Darren Hayes name checks the phrase many times in his song " Me Myself And I ". At least two more releases have been named for the book, a 1981 album by Gillan and a 1988 single by Stratovarius . Other works taking their title from the book include: the Futurama episode " Future Stock "; a segment on the Daily Show starring Samantha Bee ; Kevin Goldstein's recurring column on the Baseball Prospectus website; a Magic: The Gathering pre-constructed deck; and the National Wrestling Alliance 's 1989 Starrcade event. UK Comic
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