Way-Way Beyond Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock
Life and lifestyles today–how fast-changing everything is everywhere, all the time. ‘Give us this day our multitudinous daily changes’. The present shocks these are creating are more numbing, distracting, and confuting than anything Toffler predicted. Westerners now walk around in a perpetual haze, barely conscious of their immediate surroundings and physical realities. Nothing lasts, nothing can be trusted, no more authorities; there is no more permanence; truths are tougher to find; meanings and purpose gone out the window. No more history, no more memory, no more context; just flux and subjective floating through the chaos and absurdity of daze. We are, literally and figuratively, adrift Nowhere.