Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.— Alvin Toffler
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You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Future shock is the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Future shock is a sickness which comes from too much change in too short a time.
It's the feeling that nothing is permanent anymore.
The avant-garde understands itself as invading unknown territory, exposing itself to the dangers of sudden, shocking encounters, conquering an as yet unoccupied future ... The avant-garde must find a direction in a landscape into which no one seems to have yet ventured.
By instructing students how to learn, unlearn and relearn, a powerful new dimension can be added to education.
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
Ceaseless optimism about the future only makes for a greater shock when things go wrong; by fighting to maintain only positive beliefs about the future, the positive thinker ends up being less prepared, and more acutely distressed, when things eventually happen that he can't persuade himself to believe are good.
Information overload will lead to 'future shock syndrome' as an individual will suffer severe physical and mental disturbances.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together.
Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for.
Future shock is the disorientation that affects an individual, a corporation, or a country when he or it is overwhelmed by change and the prospect of change ... we are in collision with tomorrow.
Man has a limited biological capacity for change.
When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
When you read a book, and it's really, really beautiful, you're so engaged you forget to breathe. If you're in a car accident, and everything moves slowly, you can be shocked into the present. The past and the future disappear.
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
It will be a shock to men when they realize that thoughts that were fast enough for today are not fast enough for tomorrow. But thinking tomorrow's thoughts today is one kind of future life.
To survive, to avert what we have termed future shock, the individual must become infinitely more adaptable and capable than ever before.
Over the years, we have witnessed massive changes and degradation to Egypt's natural heritage. It's shocking how one generation's decisions about natural resources is affecting the present and all future generations of Egyptians.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.
Although still viewed as lovely and alluring by many, Winston Churchill's mother shocked society when at 46 she married a man 20 years her junior. Most malicious of the many jibes launched at her was that of one lady who went about peering into perambulators. When asked her reason, she replied, "I am searching for my future husband."
The realization that you can't predict the future -- and mold it -- could only come as a shock to an academic.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
Science fiction is the sovereign prophylactic against future shock.
My point is you're different here. Hollis I've only been here for a month. A lot can happen in a month he replied. Shoot in two weeks I met my future wife changed my entire life's trajectory and bought my first tie. You bought a tie I asked. Because honestly this was the most shocking part.
He's waiting for yu, young queen.' Shocked, I stared at Seoras. 'Heath?' The Warrior's look was wise and understanding - his voice gentle. 'Aye, yur Heath probably does await you somewhere in the future, but it is of your Guardian I speak.
It's not the future that you're afraid of. It's repeating the past that makes you anxious.
To survive, to avert what we have termed future shock, the individual must become infinitely more adaptable and capable than ever before. We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots - religion, nation, community, family, or profession - are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust. It is no longer resources that limit decisions, it is the decision that makes the resources.