From the New York Times’ obituary about futurist Alvin Toffler, and his 1970 book “Future Shock”: “He foresaw the development of cloning, the popularity and influence of personal computers and the invention of the internet, cable television and telecommuting. ‘The roaring current of change,’ he said, was producing visible and measurable effects in individuals that fractured marriages, overwhelmed families and caused ‘confusional breakdowns’ manifested in rising crime, drug use and social alienation. He saw these phenomena … were challenging the very structures of communities, institutions and nations.”
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