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Quotations by author » Alvin Toffler
American Author of Science-fiction, b.1928
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Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
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Future shock [is] the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
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In describing today's accelerating changes, the media fire blips of unrelated information at us. Experts bury us under mountains of narrowly specialized monographs. Popular forecasters present lists of unrelated trends, without any model to show us their interconnections or the forces likely to reverse them. As a result, change itself comes to be seen as anarchic, even lunatic.
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In Europe, countries like Finland, Sweden and Ireland are doing better than larger neighbors like Britain, France and Germany.
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It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
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Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
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Like adequate education, freedom of expression is no longer a political nicety, but a precondition for economic competitiveness
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Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
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Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats.
Bureaucracy
One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
Sanity
Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
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Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
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Profits, like sausages... are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
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South Korea is heavily dependent on exports and therefore accepts the general assumption that this trend will continue with no reversal.
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Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible.
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The American attitude toward the arts has completed a 180-degree turn since the end of World War II. From one of apathy, indifference, and even hostility, it has become one of eager, if sometimes ignorant, enthusiasm.
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The future arrives too soon and in the wrong order
Future
The great growling engine of change -- technology.
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