Alvin Toffler

Future Shock, 1970

Toffler draws your attention to the countless facets of the immense overall picture of changes in our lives brought about by… specific “technical” advancements? Spontaneous evolutions? It has been said that intention is cause, and intention is the core of the picture we’re interested in. We have observed what basic role stable points of reference, communion with each other, sense of belonging, sense of commitment, sense of responsibility for the state of the art achieved, its preservation and passing it on, and the resulting commitment play in human nature and in the conditions of freedom, society, and life, so we can advisedly confront this whole picture and sift all its facets from the viewpoint of how these basics are influenced by those changes and with what consequences, and from that viewpoint evaluate the intentions behind the changes.