Future Shock - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary and Analysis

Man has survived many changes over the years but Toffler's premise is that there is a limit to the amount of change that humans can tolerate and the rate of change may exceed the limit that man can tolerate. This is future shock and it is the result of over-stimulation. Different people will exhibit different symptoms ranging from anxiety to physical illness and violence and withdrawal. There is no list of the diseases of adaptation.

The amount of change in an individual's life affects his physical and mental well being. There has been some research performed by Holmes and Rahe to try to quantify the mount of change in an individual's life and how the individual responds to that change. This study was performed in the united States and Japan. People basically agreed on which items required major and minor adjustments...

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