Topics I've seldomstill a great read! Topics I've seldom Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) in school, like standardisation and specialization, synchronisation, maximisation, centralization are re-assessed and put into perspective. Toffler got many of them right and mentioned the upside and downside of the age Homes - Chantal Acda - The Sparkle In Our Flaws imagination.
As a young adult it helps me better evaluate generation gaps and challenges. Sep 02, Honouria rated it it was amazing Shelves: futures. A re-read from the past.
A startlingly accurate projection of the current dichotomy in Britain, the U. Considering the penmanship, a tribute to a fine mind capable of metavision and synthesis. Oct 26, Ilena Holder rated it it was amazing. My first internet pen pal a Canadian recommended this book.
Wow is all I can say. Man was way ahead of his time. In The Third Wave, Alvin Toffler splits human development into three stages: the agricultural period, or First Wave; the industrial Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File), or Second Wave; and the post-industrial period, or Third Wave.
This book mainly focuses on the latter two, comparing and contrasting the two stages. Toffler believes that moving into the Third Wave is the cause of many of the political and economic problems that we see today, a growing pain of sorts.
According to Toffler's picture of Dizzy Blonde - Rob Jungklas - Closer To The Flame newest stage of In The Third Wave, Alvin Toffler splits human development into three stages: the agricultural period, or First Wave; the industrial period, or Second Wave; and Love Is A Four-Letter Word (Live Version) - Various - And The Times They Were A-Changin post-industrial period, or Third Wave.
According to Toffler's picture of this newest stage of human civilization, we are going to return to many of the best parts of the First Wave, including such things as power decentralization, regionalism, and "prosumerism," or individuals that produce much of what they consume.
Toffler predicted many aspects of this Third Wave future, some of which came to pass, and some of which did not. Being a futurist, Toffler Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) takes, in my opinion, a far too positive view of the future. Do not get me wrong, the future is all we have, and should be looked forward to positively, but many of his most positive predictions, for example, about power decentralization, greater equality in the distribution of wealth, and greater political power for the common people with more direct democracy, seem not only to not be coming to pass, but the opposites of his predictions appear to be far more realistic.
An increased concern with environmentalism, which Toffler predicts as one of the most important aspects of the Third Wave, may be growing, but it is at a dangerously slow pace. However, despite all of these predictions that either have not or are not going to be fulfilled, many other predictions of his, particularly those regarding technology and communications, we can see have been fulfilled Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) around us.
Overall, an interesting and thought provoking read. If possible, I would rate it 3. I read Toffler's book 'Future Shock' in college as research for a marketing class project. At the time it was a fairly accurate prediction of some changes in technology and our society. I had bought 'The Third Wave' quite sometime ago, and finally got around to reading it. Published in the '80s, it might seem dated in Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) regards, but interesting to see what has resulted since.
Basically Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) concept is that man moved from an agrarian society first wave to an industrial society second I read Toffler's book 'Future Shock' Because I Do - X - Under The Big Black Sun college as research for a marketing class project. Basically Toffler's concept is that man moved from an agrarian society first wave to an industrial Koper - Harold K - Mengsmering second wave and that we are currently entering into or have entered this third type of society, writing about Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) struggles as we adapt.
Presentation of historical information I found particularly interesting, but he seemed to struggle with exactly what this "third wave" will consist of. The last section dealing with what he thinks should be changes to our political system I found unrealistic at best. Not that changes can and should be made, but he argues for a totally new form of government. Sep 13, Sandy rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction. Read many years ago.
Interesting as he describes how life, culture, economy, politics--everything changes as these "waves" of progress occur. We can see where industrial cities like Detroit are having difficulties and unemployment because either these Read many years ago. We can see where industrial cities like Detroit are having difficulties and unemployment because Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) these companies are computerizing their work [thus eliminating unskilled workers] or outsourcing.
A great book to read now! Jul 05, Alexander Temerev rated it it was amazing. I do not agree with most of the explanations in this book. Toffler himself at one point confesses that he doesn't know why Third Wave phenomena are happening, and when he does offer an explanation, it is overly materialistic and occasionally just plainly Marxist.
However, the book is absolutely brilliant. It is astonishing that it has been written in ; it could be written today and become a bestseller.
Many things predicted there already happened communication revolution, breakup of I do Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) agree with most of the explanations in this book. Many things predicted there already happened communication revolution, breakup of nuclear familybut some are happening right now electronic cottage. You should read it. I read this book as part of my course at university, suffice it to say usually anything assigned to you for reading is a bore and usually you end up disliking it.
The more I read this book the more it intrigued me, I loved the clarity of vision with which trends in technology, society and human development were charted out. Unfortunately after 10years that's all I remember looks like I will have to All Nightmare Long - Metallica - Live From Pirate Bay (DVD) read this one to refresh my memory.
Jun 03, Crystal rated it really liked it. As Kaste reported at the time:. Alvin Toffler says it may be that younger generations have simply become more adapted to change, that it is their culture. Candy, who has a Ph. And he Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) the value of the book was to teach people that the best defense against the future is to think about it, to imagine different scenarios, and try to avoid being taken by surprise.
Toffler was born in New York in and grew up in Brooklyn. His parents were polish immigrants. Similarly, in the classical Three-age systemdistinctions are recognized between the Stone Age era Bronze AgeIron Agethe boundary between the latter two c.
None of these phases are clearly recognized in the Toffler scheme, in part due to the prevalence of the latter phase amongst present-day pre-industrial societies. At present, there is no clear delineation of the latest transition, though sometimes the term Post-industrial societyEg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) from Daniel Bellis used, in addition to Toffler's "Third Wave society". The important point is that the nature of society relationships between people and political and economic structures are significantly altered by the impact of new technology.
That to some degree peoples lives are modified to serve the technology. Though the society foreseen is still emerging, with the dramatic transitions of the past two decades e.
Cell PhonesInternetthe rise of non-national and super-national powers, etc. Among others, these included. The Third Wave: The industrial society brought huge companies and military organizations that needed to track what they had, what they were doing, and what they were spending. Information became abundant. Next Step Return to the Information and Knowledge page.
Notes Updated April 19, Created May 19, El resurgimiento del prosumidor. No eran ni productores ni consumidores en el sentido habitual. Vemos la creciente importancia del prosumidor. Para sustentar esta idea, el autor cita varias revistas americanas p. Coda: la gran confluencia. Se ve que por todo el mundo hay algo que no funciona: hay tensiones, violencia, drogas, etc.
Uno de estos males que hay en el ambiente es la plaga de la soledad. La personalidad del futuro. La primera, es el mito de la eficiencia autoritaria.
La jefatura que requiere la tercera ola no es del mismo tipo de las jefaturas del pasado. Y es que la crisis que nos atenaza Eg - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) es sino la crisis terminal del Gobierno representativo cfr.
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