Future Shock - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

Super-industrialism has also resulted in a new kind of commuter.Executives live in one city where they work during the workweek, then fly home to their families in a different state for the weekend. People now commute greater distances and maintain long distance relationships. Distance and place are now less important factors. People move around much more today than they did in the past. The automobile has resulted in increased travel, a characteristic of the super-industrial society.

Relocation of one's home is also a characteristic of the modern society. People move around from place to place with fear attachments to any one place. The United States probably has the highest rate of geographic mobility of any country in the world. Europeans are also highly mobile and the resulting labor shortages attracted workers from the Mediterranean and Middle East areas.

In Europe...

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