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  1. Future Shock

    Future Shock is a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. In the book, Toffler defines the term "future shock" as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies. His shortest definition for the term is a personal perception of "too much change in too short a period of time". The book, which became an international bestseller, grew out of an article "The Future as a Way of Life" in Horizon magazine, Summer 1965 issue. The book has sold over 6 million copies and has been widely translated. A documentary film based on the book was released in 1972 with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of future shock in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of future shock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Alvin Toffler:

    Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.

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