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future shock

A condition of distress and disorientation brought on by the inability to cope with rapid societal and technological change.

[After the book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler (born 1928) .]
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fu′ture shock`

physical and psychological disturbance caused by a person's inability to cope with rapid social and technological change.
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For the inaugural exhibition in SITE Santa Fe's revamped and expanded space, director and chief curator Irene Hofmann took her inspiration from Alvin Toffler's best-selling book Future Shock (1970), borrowing its title for her exhibition.
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"To survive, to avert what we have termed future shock (a state of distress or disorientation due to rapid social or technological change), the individual must become infinitely more adaptable and capable than ever before.
In the second book in the Future Shock trilogy, Elena, Adam, and Chris are once again sent into the future by Aether Corporation without all the information they need.
One of his books, "Future Shock," written in 1970, describes the future impact of seismic changes in society, the shock waves of sudden changes in lifestyles, all carried out with bewildering speed.
"Future Shock," a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970, defines the term "future shock" as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies.
A riveting page-turner of a read from beginning to end, "Future Shock" clearly establishes author Elizabeth Briggs as an impressively gifted writer who will leave her readers looking eagerly toward her next novel.
Synopsis: "Coda" chronicles the life, and after-life, of the last human left alive, in both flashback and future shock, after the apocalypse of the millennium, where timeless, masculinist aggression, and blindness, predictably destroy all life on Earth.
"Future shock" is a phrase derived from the title of a book published in 1970 by Alvin Toffler.
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