Future Shock

October 03, 2019

To create such images and thereby soften the impact of future shock, we must begin by making speculation >about the future respectable. Instead of deriding the “crystal-ball gazer,” we need to encourage people, from childhood on, to speculate freely, even fancifully, not merely about what next week holds in store for them but about what the next generation holds in store for the entire human race. We offer our children courses in history; why not also courses in “Future,” courses in which the possibilities and probabilities of the future are systematically explored, exactly as we now explore the social system of the Romans or the rise of the feudal manor?
Future Shock – Alvin Toffler


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Written by Matthew Ortega who lives and works in Valencia, Spain
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