Why this book?
Alvin Toffler was one of the most successful commentators in helping us put change in perspective and understand where we are headed.
Although published in 1970, Future Shock was seminal in helping us to focus on what technology was bringing us and how it would change our lives.
Not only was it a best seller, but the title became part of the English language to describe how innovations are driving our future.
Why should I read it?
4 authors picked Future Shock as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic work that predicted the anxieties of a world upended by rapidly emerging technologies—and now provides a road map to solving many of our most pressing crises.
“Explosive . . . brilliantly formulated.” —The Wall Street Journal
Future Shock is the classic that changed our view of tomorrow. Its startling insights into accelerating change led a president to ask his advisers for a special report, inspired composers to write symphonies and rock music, gave a powerful new concept to social science, and added a phrase to our language. Published in over fifty countries, Future…
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