Throwback Thursday | Future Shock


We're starting up a new weekly feature here at Future-ish, Throwback Thursday. Yeah, we're a little behind the times but we had to figure out our particular spin on Throwback Thursdays. Our plan, revisit predictions of the future from years past. We've seen this done a several times out there, hopefully our 'retro foresight' version will keep our readers as entertained as we are researching the stories.

First up...how can we not start with Alvin Toffler's Future Shock. Future-ish founder, Sean Schmidt, first blogged on the book back in October 2010 with, The Invisible Force of Future Shock. If you haven't read the book, you should. As with any effort to predict the future, some things were spot on, some things were way off.

Here's a quote from a 2010 NPR interview with the Tofflers in which Alvin Toffler responds to the NPR's Martin Kaste's question, "Why be a futurist?"
"Because it makes you think, it opens up the questions of what's possible. Not necessarily what will be, but what's possible."

Cheers to more wondering about what's possible!

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