Future Shock - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary and Analysis

It is possible to prevent future shock but it won't be easy. The way to prevent future shock is to exert control over the accelerative thrust. Technological advances are a part of the accelerative thrust and is a part of it that can be controlled. This doesn't mean to try to stop it. The fast pace of technology has resulted in environmental pollution. It also results in overchoice. The roles for decision marking are no longer adequate and choices must be made at a faster rate.

Technological innovations should be investigated and examined and many questions should be asked. This is the only way to control the accelerative thrust. The physical effects must be examined and the potential damage to the ecological environment. The effects must be anticipated and if they are expected to be dangerous, society must be prepared to...

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