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Future Shock

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Future shock is the result of the accelerated rate of overwhelming technological and social change.

Introduction

According to Alvin Toffler, who first introduced this concept in this 1970 book Future Shock, this change leaves people disconnected and suffering from "shattering stress and disorientation".

Tofler actually spoke more about "present shock", failure to adapt to the changes in present reality. With the development of futurology and transhumanism there is now lots of information about the future that people have to adapt to as well.

Future Shock Levels

Future Shock Levels are the levels where different people find themselves in terms of their concept of the future, and what they are willing to consider and what is too futuristic or even shocking for them. The classification was proposed by Eliezer Yudkowsky in 1999[1] and has been commented on and revised significantly since.[2][3][4][5][6]

See also

External links

References

  1. Future Shock Levels initial proposal
  2. Shock Levels are Point Estimates commentary on LessWrong
  3. Future Shock Levels - An illustrated guide to the levels
  4. Future Shock Levels commentary on H+ Magazine
  5. Shock Level Analysis 2002 by Michael Anissimov
  6. Re: Michael Anissimov's 'Shock Level Analysis' from Eliezer Yudkowsky