I think I’m going to make a habit of posting a film — short or otherwise — on Wednesdays.This week’s submission is a 42-minute long 1972 documentary based on sociologist Alvin Toffler’s vision of the future and how he thought we would push back against it (his wife Heidi also contributed, but she was not acknowledged as a co-author). The film is wonderfully bizarre and the quality is lousy, but it might get you thinking. I’ve also included links below to some pieces looking at the book Future Shock40 years after it was published; I suggest you watch the film and form your own impressions first.
- “Future Shock at 40: What the Tofflers Got Right” from Fast Company
- “Futurist 40 Years Later: Possibilities, Not Predictions” by NPR
- “How can you tell if you are suffering from Future Shock?” from io9