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 +'''Alvin Toffler''' (October 4, 1928 – June 27, 2016) was an [[American writer]] and [[futurist]], known for his works discussing modern technologies, including the [[digital revolution]] and the [[Telecommunication|communication revolution]], with emphasis on their effects on cultures worldwide.
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 +Toffler is a former associate editor of ''[[Fortune (magazine)|Fortune]]'' magazine. In his early works he focused on technology and its impact through effects like [[information overload]]. In 1970 his first major book about the future, ''[[Future Shock]]'', became a worldwide best-seller and has sold over 6 million copies. It was the 4th best-selling book worldwide during the 1970s.
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 +He and his wife Heidi Toffler moved on to examining the reaction to [[Social change|changes in society]] with the best-selling book, ''The Third Wave'' in 1980. In it, they foresaw such technological advances as cloning, personal computers, the internet, cable television and mobile communication. His later focus, via their other best-seller, ''Powershift'', (1990), was on the increasing power of 21st-century military hardware and the proliferation of new technologies.
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 +He founded Toffler Associates, a management consulting company, and was a visiting scholar at the [[Russell Sage Foundation]], visiting professor at [[Cornell University]], faculty member of the [[The New School|New School for Social Research]], a [[White House]] correspondent, and a business consultant.
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 +==Bibliography==
 +Alvin Toffler co-wrote his books with his wife Heidi.
 +* ''[[The Culture Consumers]]'' (1964) St. Martin's Press, ISBN 1199154814
 +* ''[[The Schoolhouse in the City]]'' (1968) Praeger (editors), ASIN: B000HUAUGW
 +* ''[[Future Shock]]'' (1970) Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-27737-5
 +* ''The Futurists'' (1972) Random House (editors), ISBN 0394317130
 +* ''[[Learning for Tomorrow]]'' (1974) Random House (editors), ISBN 0394719808
 +* ''[[The Eco-Spasm Report]]'' (1975) Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-14474-X
 +* ''[[The Third Wave (Toffler book)|The Third Wave]]'' (1980) Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-24698-4
 +* ''[[Previews & Premises]]'' (1983) William Morrow & Co, ISBN 0-688-01910-2
 +* ''[[The Adaptive Corporation]] (1985) McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-553-25383-2
 +* ''[[Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century]]'' (1990) Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-29215-3
 +* ''[[Creating a New Civilization]]'' (1995) Turner Pub, ISBN 1570362246
 +* ''[[War and Anti-War]]'' (1995) Warner Books, ISBN 0-446-60259-0
 +* ''[[Revolutionary Wealth]]'' (2006) Knopf, ISBN 0-375-40174-1
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 +==See also==
 +* [[Daniel Bell]]
 +* [[Norman Swan]]
 +* [[Human nature]]
 +*[[John Naisbitt]]
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Alvin Toffler (October 4, 1928 – June 27, 2016) was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing modern technologies, including the digital revolution and the communication revolution, with emphasis on their effects on cultures worldwide.

Toffler is a former associate editor of Fortune magazine. In his early works he focused on technology and its impact through effects like information overload. In 1970 his first major book about the future, Future Shock, became a worldwide best-seller and has sold over 6 million copies. It was the 4th best-selling book worldwide during the 1970s.

He and his wife Heidi Toffler moved on to examining the reaction to changes in society with the best-selling book, The Third Wave in 1980. In it, they foresaw such technological advances as cloning, personal computers, the internet, cable television and mobile communication. His later focus, via their other best-seller, Powershift, (1990), was on the increasing power of 21st-century military hardware and the proliferation of new technologies.

He founded Toffler Associates, a management consulting company, and was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, visiting professor at Cornell University, faculty member of the New School for Social Research, a White House correspondent, and a business consultant.

Bibliography

Alvin Toffler co-wrote his books with his wife Heidi.

See also




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