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Alvin Toffler is not currently open to receiving Introductions or InMail™. Grrr. Not very futuristic of you Mr. Toffler. Continue reading

The Speed of Convergence

I suppose I am somewhat of a social determinist.  I believe in technology.  I’d like to believe that I am tech savvy.

Technology, like most elements in life, lives in a symbiotic relationship with other elements of the universe.  So where there is change there is often confusion; and where there is positive change there also exist the chance of unforeseen consequence.  So I tell myself, and I try to teach my students, Continue reading

Those of you posting about Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, if you haven’t already, check out the five-part McGraw Hill (1972) documentary on the book that starred Orsen Wells: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ghzomm15yE.  While the narrative did an adequate job summarizing the ideas presented in Toffler’s Future Shock (1970), it did so bringing to the table all the over-the-top elements of production of a cheesy 1970’s kung fu film (or porno).  From the soundtrack to the special effects and narrative style of Orsen Wells, this film which very accurately describes the future is ironically Continue reading