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future shock

n.
A condition of distress and disorientation brought on by the inability to cope with rapid societal and technological change.
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The idea of future shock sprang from that analogy with culture shock, a transposition from space to time.
The majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock according to Toffler.
SOME OF THE MORE EYE-CATCHING ASSERTIONS IN ASIA FUTURE SHOCK ARE
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.
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.
Despite that rocky start, Bunch founded Culture Shock and its affiliated junior company, Future Shock (for dancers who are 18 and under), which have evolved, like hip-hop itself, into an international dance presence.
Human cloning may sound like future shock, but the technology is here and now.
It is highly significant that Future Shock, the first book in what was to be Toffler's great trilogy on change, was begun shortly after completing the IBM paper.
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