Reaction on Future Shock by Alvin Toffler (1970)
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was published in 1970. It is an amazing novel that inspires me to read more books which content is related to the world’s future. Even though it was written many years ago but all the information found in that novel fit in today’s generation. For me, it is “the best novel ever”. So far, out of all the novels that I read, “Future Shock” is the most beautiful of all. It did amaze me not only its content but also I salute on how the author imagined and he able to come up with the ideas of the story, on how he, shall we say, predict the possible event in the future.
The novel talks about the changes of the world that shock people, “too much change in too short a period of time”. It consists of the fact that modern man feels shock from rapid changes. Everyday there are changes that happen, it may on simple things which we cannot directly recognize but as another days passed by we found ourselves shocked that the placement of the things or places is now different to the one that you used to know- it is an example of small things related to the novel. Of course , the only way what people should do is to adapt the changes and learn everything because I believe that everything always go higher (up) and not going down.
After reading Future Shock, I cannot stop myself in thinking about what will be my generation’s future that awaits ahead of us? Maybe cars in the future could able to fly (transportation on air). As always people are the one who should adapt because we have the highest intelligence that the other animals don’t have. We must always make ourselves ready to the changes that may come in our lives.