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Alvin Toffler (1928–2016)

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Alvin Toffler was born in New York on October 4, 1928. He received a degree in English from New York University in 1950. While in college he helped register black voters in North Carolina. After graduating, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Heidi and took a production job in a factory. He vis mere learned to weld and repair machinery. In 1954, he became a reporter for Industry and Welding. He went on to become a reporter for Labor's Daily and then as a labor editor and columnist for Fortune magazine. He left Fortune in 1962 and began a freelance-writing career covering politics, technology, and social science for scholarly journals and writing long interviews for Playboy magazine. He wrote 13 books during his lifetime including Future Shock, The Third Wave, and Powershift. He received a career achievement award in 2005 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. In 1996, he and his wife formed Toffler Associates, a global forecasting and consulting company. He died on June 27, 2016 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Explorations of the Marvellous (1976) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
La Crisis Economica Mundial (Spanish Edition) (2009) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (1982) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
Playboy Magazine | October 1963 | Teddi Smith (1963) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Essays Today 6 (1968) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Pop pessimistic futurism, a genre that entered the mainstream after Toffler.
sfj2 | 26 andre anmeldelser | Nov 19, 2023 |
I think that [a:Alvin Toffler|3030|Alvin Toffler|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1226226386p2/3030.jpg] had a glimpse or prophetic insight as to what the future held for a society who continue to excel at technological advances.

I read several reviews from 2007 & 2008 - I don't agree with those who were critical of [b: Future Shock|466537|Future Shock|Alvin Toffler|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1175007455s/466537.jpg|280121] but I read it as a young person, and the peek into another dimension of how humans can so easily shed their warmth and humanity never left me.

When the movie Soylent Green came out in 1973, it was a portion taken from "Future Shock," but the entire book was nothing like the movie.

I have always been leary of Soy since then - good thing for me...tofu? Hmm.
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ourBooksLuvUs | 26 andre anmeldelser | Aug 20, 2023 |
An early look at what post-industrial society might look like.
mykl-s | 11 andre anmeldelser | Aug 13, 2023 |
Toffler è stato considerato un "futurologo" e sotto molti punti di vista questo libro è profetico. Al di là della metafora delle tre ondate e di alcuni neologismi di successo (tecnosfera, sociosfera, infosfera), il testo include alcune sorprendenti previsioni sul presente, per esempio quelle legate alla progressiva demassificazione dei media (perfettamente rappresentata da internet), allo sviluppo delle organizzazioni di impresa o al riemergere del "prosumer". Il tutto è reso ancor più significativo dal fatto che il libro è del 1980.… (mere)
d.v. | 11 andre anmeldelser | May 16, 2023 |



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