Alvin Toffler

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Alvin Toffler (born 1928-10-03) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload). His later focus has been on the increasing power of 21st century military hardware, weapons and technology proliferation, and capitalism.


  • Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.
  • Tomorrow's illiterate will not be the man who can't read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.
    • Future Shock (1970), ch. 18

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