Future Shock Themes

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Change

The most prevalent theme of the book is the role of change in society and the fact that change will occur at a much faster rate in the future. Technology will result in such a rapid rate of change, that people will be overwhelmed and unable to cope. Toffler defines an acceptable level of change which is defined as the adaptable range. If the level of change in below this level, the result is boredom and the individual looking for more excitement and challenge. Man needs a certain level of change in order to perform efficiently. This is what is defined as the acceptable range.

Future Shock occurs when the level of change is above the adaptive range. The result is stress and the inability to function rationally due to distortions in thinking and decision making. The result then is physical and mental illnesses as people require some...

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