- Name: Alvin Toffler
- Born: 10/04/1928
- Died: 06/27/2016 (87 years old)
- Occupation: Futurist, author, journalist, educator
- Known for: Future Shock, The Third Wave, Powershift
- Website: alvintoffler.net
Alvin Toffler (October 4, 1928 – June 27, 2016) was an American writer, futurist, and businessman known for his works discussing modern technologies, including the digital revolution and the communication revolution, with emphasis on their effects on cultures worldwide. He is regarded as one of the world’s outstanding futurists.
School: New York University (B.A.)
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alvin Toffler quotes :
The biggest tragedy I had was the loss of my daughter from neuromuscular disease in 2000, at age 46.Alvin Toffler
My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace.Alvin Toffler
To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.Alvin Toffler
Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.Alvin Toffler
Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.Alvin Toffler
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.Alvin Toffler
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.Alvin Toffler