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Alvin Toffler – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Alvin Toffler

 

My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace.

– Alvin Toffler


To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.

– Alvin Toffler


Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life.

– Alvin Toffler


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


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

– Alvin Toffler


The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I’m talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.

– Alvin Toffler


The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.

– Alvin Toffler


You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.

– Alvin Toffler


Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.

– Alvin Toffler


Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

– Alvin Toffler


One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we’ll need a new definition.

– Alvin Toffler


Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.

– Alvin Toffler


Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible.

– Alvin Toffler


The great growling engine of change – technology.

– Alvin Toffler


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