Avoiding Future Shock

In a July 6, 2016 New York Times column, writer Farhad Manjoo highlighted a quote from “Future Shock,” the 1970 book by author and pioneering futurist, Alvin Toffler. “Change is avalanching upon our heads and most people are grotesquely unprepared to cope with it.” Toffler, who died in June at the age of 87, coined the phrase future shock, referring to the psychological state of people, or a social sickness that occurs when there’s "too much change in too short a period [...]