Alvin Toffler Quotes

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Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.

knowledge power

That great, growling engine of change—technology.


Change is not merely necessary to life. It is life.
— Alvin Toffler


Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.


Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

parenting parents

In thinking about the future, it is better to err on the side of daring, than the side of caution.

risk-taking caution

Despite the increasing complexity of the task, parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.


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

learning education

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
— 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

change future

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

the economy business

Culture shock is relatively mild in comparison with a much more serious malady that might be called "future shock."  Future shock is the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future.