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After Shock marks the 50-year anniversary of Alvin Toffler's, Future Shock. The compendium of essays comprising this landmark volume offers insightful reflections on the classic text and presents compelling and surprising views of the future—through the very unique lenses of more than 100 of the world's foremost futurists, including David Brin, Po Bronson, Sanjiv Chopra, G ...more
Kindle Edition, 546 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by John August Media, LLC
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Kevin O'Brien
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, future, politics
This is a good book, but somewhat mixed by its nature. As the subhead says, it is a collection of essays by futurists, and they are both looking back on the Tofflers' Future Shock, and looking ahead to the future. As such, the quality of each essay can vary. Some of them will be excellent, others might leave you wondering how this person got a reputation for insight, but on average they will make you think. There was only one essay that I started and abandoned two pages in. The other point that ...more
Ronald J.
A celebration of the 50th year of Alvin Toffler's book, Future Shock. This book is far too long, very repetitive, and chocked full of "futurists." There are some interesting points, and there's some PC junk. I enjoyed George Gilder's contribution the most, among some others (those critical of Toffler's premise that we can't adapt to change). No one deals with how creativity and innovation always take us by surprise, the essence of capitalism. If it wasn't that way, socialism and planning would w ...more
Ietrio
Mar 01, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junk
Propheties don't work, but if you make them generic enough, like the horoscope, a shallow reader might say: that's it!

What does these people "foremost"? Well, they are the ones to answer the mails from the selected group who respects the foundation's mascot.
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Lori
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Shock is an enticing collection of essays observing the 50 year anniversary of Future Shock by Alvin and Heidi Toffler.

Future Shock was first released in 1970. Much of the country was living in a state of uncertainty due to an unpredictable environment. Future Shock was a welcome distraction for many, as it contained a mix of both pessimistic and optimistic communications of shared experiences about adjusting to new conditions. In this socially contentious and uncertain time, it gave a cl
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Alireza Hejazi
Dec 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After Shock represents a back to the future report made by116 contributing authors. It covers a wide range of topics from Artificial Intelligence to the possibility of shaping better futures for all. It is a compendium of essays observing the 50th anniversary of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock. The book appreciates Toffler’s legacy by re-proclaiming his call for futures consciousness. We know that today will be different from yesterday and that tomorrow may hold a few surprises. But this book repor ...more
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