Future Shock is a book by American futurist Alvin Toffler, written together with his spouse Adelaide Farrell, in which the authors define the term. About Future Shock. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic work that predicted the anxieties of a world upended by rapidly emerging technologies—and now. Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most."—Le Figaro Future Shock is about the present. Future Shock book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes up. Toffler, Alvin. Future shock. New York, Random House  (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. All Authors /. Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and. The author of 'Future Shock' died earlier this week. Here's what he got right about the way we now do business. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the VHS release of "Future Shock" on Discogs. In many ways, Future Shock is about the present. It is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. offers numerous insights into the deeper issues involved, which is what makes this book important.J. The term "future shock" (in itself a rather shocking.