Thursday, August 15, 2013
Re-reading Future Shock by Toffler, I know I made a mistake when I threw it in the trash as rubbish back in the early 70's. It was all the rage back then, so I read it. I read it, laughed with derision and tossed it.
Let me tell you, I made a mistake.
That book was a winner.
I am now living in the world of shock that Toffler discribed, a world where change is so rapid I can scarce hang on. The human body has only so much ability to respond to rapid changes, and when changes speed up, we begin to scramble. If the speed continues or continues to build, we begin falling off the tracks. Shock.
Toffler also described the internet long before it arrived for us........he described a new kind of human creature that he terms "modular man"......someone "plugged in" to many many other beings, but on a limited scope that allows us to interact (on a modular scale) to many many many other people.
Probably none would attend our weddings and funerals because we are not relating as whole persons, but rather as just pieces of ourselves. Still and all, it is "connect".
I'm glad I found a copy to re-read.
Do you find our present is more wearing than our past?
Thanks for checking in....on a modular level,
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