Alvin Toffler was an American writer, futurist, and businessman known for his works discussing modern technologies, including the digital and the communication revolution, with an emphasis on their effects on cultures worldwide. He is best known for his book 'Future Shock' (1970), which argues that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a 'super-industrial society'. This change overwhelms people, he believed, the accelerated rate of technological and social change leaving them disconnected and suffering from 'shattering stress and disorientation'—future shocked. Toffler's other notable works include 'The Third Wave' and 'Powershift'.
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The book is a compelling analysis of the future, predicting the rise of a new society characterized by rapid technological change, globalization, and increased human connectivity. The author argues that these changes will lead to a "third wave" of civilization, following the agricultural and industrial revolutions, which will fundamentally transform our lives and institutions. He discusses the potential impacts of these changes, including social, economic, and political upheavals, and how we can prepare for and adapt to this future.