Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A condition of distress and disorientation brought on by the inability to cope with rapid societal and technological change.

Etymologies

After the book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler (born 1928).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Whaddya mean lack of success? He made a wonderful career out of it!

    January 22, 2009

  • Apparently Kurzweil and his ilk see no lessons to be learned from Toffler's embarrassing lack of success in predicting the future.

    January 21, 2009