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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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I have often been asked about the origins of the concepts of "Future Shock" and the "Third Wave." The process by which "Future Shock" was arrived at was basically analogy.
Certainly for most practicing US radiologists in 2015 there is a significantly increased level of "future shock." We have experienced a great deal of change in recent years and there is little reason to believe that these alterations are by any means over.
"I recall reading Future Shock during medical school.
FUTURE SHOCK: Might be worth a bet on Torres to score first - not Fernando, but Crawley's Sergio
The majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock according to Toffler.
I n a tough, tactical and long battle to windward this year for the 31st Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race clocking wind speeds of 22 knots, the race offered up a new line honours winner in Craig Ellis' F.Uiot 57 Future Shock in a time of ggbra, ggmins 9secs.
In a contemporaneous news piece, Dan Rather called it a political commercial on "the sticker shock and future shock of deficit spending." But the spot turned out to be too hot for TV.
The symposium, "Future Shock: Computerized Underwriting," will analyze the objectives and functions of computerized underwriting and, in particular, how traditionally human processes will increasingly be dominated by machines.
Back in the 1970s, Alvin Toffler, a futurist--whatever that is--wrote a book entitled Future Shock. It was about how change, both technologically and culturally, was happening so fast that people were being shocked by not only the changes, but the rate of change as well.
Asia Future Shock is subtitled 'Business Crisis and Opportunity in the Coming years'.
What he likes about the "Future Shock" author, he told the Journal, is his concept of identifying opportunities early.
They were working on a book about "future shock"--the disorientation that rapid technological and social change was having on people in modern society--and they sought me out because they had seen my prototype issue of THE FUTURIST.
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