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Why We Need to Pick Up Alvin Toffler's Torch - NY Times
More than 40 years ago, Alvin Toffler, a writer who had fashioned himself into one of the first futurists, warned that the accelerating pace of technological change would soon make us all sick. He called the sickness "future shock," ...

"unless intelligent steps are taken to combat it," he warned, "millions of human beings will find themselves increasingly disoriented, progressively incompetent to deal rationally with their environments."

... it seems clear that his diagnosis has largely panned out, with local and global crises arising daily from our collective inability to deal with ever-faster change. ... It's not just future shock; we now have future blindness.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Mon Jul 11th, 2016 at 12:30:26 AM EST

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