Future Shock - Chapter 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3-4 Summary and Analysis

People are aware of their own pace of life. Some lived at a more accelerated pace than other do and prefer it that way, and this is a characteristic of the super industrial society. Others try to break out of this fast pace, or rat race, and slowdown. The people in the fast lane are the people of the future. The fast pace of life attracted many immigrants to North America. Different cultures move at different paces and this can bring them into conflict with one another. Some are time-conscious while others are more or less indifferent to time.

People learn about what Toffler calls durational expectancies, such as the length of the work day or the time spent at a movie. There are what are affected when the pace of life is changed and what must adapt to...

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