from The American Heritage® 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.


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