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in the Third Wave, Alvin Toffler, author of "Future. Shock," has written another book that may alter the way we view ourselves and the world around us. The Third. THE THIRD WAVE. Author: Alvin Toffler. Reviewed by: Dr. Qadar Bakhsh Baloch* & Dr. Nasir Kareem**. General Overview: The Third Wave1 is a book written by. The Third Wave By Alvin Toffler The Third Wave The Eco-Spasm Report Future Shock The Culture Consumers Learning for Tomorrow (Editor) The Futurists.
It is constructed by our shifting and changing daily decisions, and each event influences all others. However, the book is absolutely brilliant. Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century in Enlarge cover. The future is fluid, not frozen.
To ask other readers questions about The Third Wave , please sign up. Toffler said very optimistic ideas. I have to read negative thougths. Do you know critical writers about Toffler? Steven No, I don't. See all 3 questions about The Third Wave…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. It is the sequel to Future Shock, published in , and the second in what was originally likely meant to be a trilogy that was continued with Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century in A new addition, Revolutionary Wealth, was published, however, in and may be considered as a major expansion of The Third Wave.
Toffler's book describes the transition in developed countries from Industrial Age society, which he calls the "Second Wave", to Information Age "Third Wave" society. The First Wave is the settled agricultural society which prevailed in much of the world after the Neolithic Revolution, which replaced hunter-gatherer cultures. The Second Wave is Industrial Age society. Key aspects of Second Wave society are the nuclear family, a factory-type education system and the corporation.
The Third Wave is the post-industrial society. Toffler says that since the late s most countries have been transitioning from a Second Wave society into a Third Wave society. He coined many words to describe it and mentions names invented by others, such as the Information Age. The first wave Agrarian Society lasted for thousands of years; the second wave Industrial society lasted for close to years and now the third wave "information society" - started in s in U.
Even though the book is written in s, most part of it is still valid today. The book describes the path along which small changes occurring in diverse fields-each inspired by its own characteristic need- leads to the rise of civilization which itself shapes the future of many human generations.
Aug 23, ArEzO Es rated it it was amazing. Although it was published in before home computers, e-mail, and the internet, Mr. He covers topics as broad as technology, politics and gender roles and how each of these is impacted by the Third Wave. There are entire chapters that I disagree with, such as reasons given for the disintegration of the Although it was published in before home computers, e-mail, and the internet, Mr.
There are entire chapters that I disagree with, such as reasons given for the disintegration of the nuclear family, but it is otherwise interesting and insightful, for a book written almost 30 years ago. View 1 comment. Mar 06, Gary Beauregard Bottomley rated it it was ok. Extreme centrist never see color or diversity. I think if I had not started my adult life in the year this book was published, I would not be as critical of this book as I am.
There was fundamental change going on then and it is effecting what is going on today. The author really sees the world from a privileged perspective. He makes a point that he worked in the steel mills in order to observe workers in their natural habitat and better understand them.
More power to him, but I did time in the steel mills in order to survive. There will always be a difference between observing and surviving.
Toffler sees truths from his privileged position. Take his statement: Those are the standards Toffler uses to heuristically describe his third wave world and what should be.
I accept that I was thrown in to a world not of my own making and my choices are necessitated by time and chance and meaning is a wonderful thing to have, but survival is more important and community takes as well as gives and structure forces conformity to the stifling norms of the community. Yes, the author wants a change from one set of stifling norms foisted upon us by the community, but nevertheless, he wants conformity through a regression to the mean of the community.
That statement can only be made by the privileged conformist enabler whose community is their self identified community which provides structure for creating their meaning which very well might be exclusionary to me. This book essentially fundamentally supports that statement on color blindness.
One reeks of privilege and privileges. One does not. The world was changing and at most the author was accepting the reality of what was happening, but never really saw the depth of the revaluation of all values that was happening as he was writing his book or the cataclysmic tsunamis that were soon to arrive. The author does make some predictions of the future. There is a tidal wave happening at the time he wrote the book but he only gets it right about half the time.
He tells us how the nuclear family is changing, women are being empowered and so on while ignoring or dismissing people of color , but all those things were obvious in He gets it wrong on gay rights and treating them as humans, and he is really oblique on people of color and their identity and thinks religion will be the refuge for the disruptions to come using my hindsight, he is definitely wrong. Levebvre was able to connect the dots and saw beyond the paradigm of the moment and gives a better feel for what was going to happen and realizes that there are multiple valid other identities for each person in the everyday life and that data and computers were going to change everything including how we should think about the world.
Though in the end Levebvre is not happy about what he thinks will happen, while Toffler tends to welcome the future. View all 6 comments. Aug 25, Ravindra Dewan added it Recommends it for: I read this book in just by accident and it is THE greatest book that I have ever read.
How close was Toffler in understanding history in such a grand sweep. Alvin Toffler, dg jeniusnya meramalkan bagaimana rupa peradaban manusia di masa depan baca: Mambaca buku seperti ini membuat kita berpikir, Dunia macam apa yang akan kita wariskan pada anak cucu kita?
View all 12 comments. Jun 28, Jeffrey rated it really liked it Shelves: Again, a book written some time ago 24 years , so how does it stand up? In one section, Toffler speaks of how the customer "will become so integrated into the production process that we find it.
It's fascinating to see such precision in understanding a device some 20 years ago that itself is only 10 years old. Key insights: Once again, with the proliferation of companies taking their selling to the people through "ethically enhanced" business models, or the more modern version of multi-level marketing companies, it is fascinating to see how Toffler's predictions have come to light.
Information is king today, and due to the Internet and it's almost instant and far reaching access to the public, it is difficult if not impossible to perform poorly without thousands if not millions soon being aware of a companies gross mistreatment of customers.
So we can see how right on Toffler is. If you haven't read Toffler, then it's required reading for those who aren't aware of trends, and as this world moves toward light speed changes, it is essential if not vital reading for all. Aug 29, Mr. The book shines in two main aspects.
It presents an extremely coherent and simple explanation to every relevant aspect in today's societies , from economics to politics and from arts to technology. It helps the reader to understand why things are the way they are. It also relies heavily on a future oriented language , which would have been a perfect recipe for anachronism and falsity, but surprisingly enough , many of the book's predictions actually end up happening , with many others that The book shines in two main aspects.
It also relies heavily on a future oriented language , which would have been a perfect recipe for anachronism and falsity, but surprisingly enough , many of the book's predictions actually end up happening , with many others that are whether happening right now or are about to become true like the genetic industry or the electronic environment Depending on what you already believe or know , you may end up agreeing or not and to a certain degree in any direction to many of the book's ideas and implications.
Regardless of that I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, at the very least it will give you a different perspective on things. Oct 01, Sashko Valyus rated it really liked it. May 04, Brad Acker rated it it was amazing. As we move from one major wave to another, upheaval can occur. Nice book. This book mainly focuses on the latter two, comparing and contrasting the two stages.
Toffler believes that moving into the Third Wave is the cause of many of the political and economic problems that we see today, a growing pain of sorts. According to Toffler's picture of this newest stage of human civilization, we are going to return to many of the best parts of the First Wave, including such things as power decentralization, regionalism, and "prosumerism," or individuals that produce much of what they consume.
Toffler predicted many aspects of this Third Wave future, some of which came to pass, and some of which did not. Being a futurist, Toffler unsurprisingly takes, in my opinion, a far too positive view of the future.
Do not get me wrong, the future is all we have, and should be looked forward to positively, but many of his most positive predictions, for example, about power decentralization, greater equality in the distribution of wealth, and greater political power for the common people with more direct democracy, seem not only to not be coming to pass, but the opposites of his predictions appear to be far more realistic.
An increased concern with environmentalism, which Toffler predicts as one of the most important aspects of the Third Wave, may be growing, but it is at a dangerously slow pace.
However, despite all of these predictions that either have not or are not going to be fulfilled, many other predictions of his, particularly those regarding technology and communications, we can see have been fulfilled all around us.
Overall, an interesting and thought provoking read. Smartphones then gave us access to the web everywhere and all the time, which brought us to the brink of the Third Wave. This changes everything. The possibilities will be endless. Take John Deere, for example. Sounds a lot like self-driving cars, huh? But self-disruption is hard to accept and even harder to embrace. Same with the iPad and Macbooks. Just like Amazon was okay with selling an ebook reader in spite of being the biggest physical bookseller in the world.
How does that happen? Usually through partnerships. For example, Apple first had to partner with record labels to introduce music in downloadable formats into iTunes.
It was a risk-free test for the record labels to see if music would sell online, and Apple was now in the music market. Similarly, Google made a deal with Yahoo!
Being a digital native this process feels almost natural to me. Here are 3 lessons from The Third Wave: The internet will soon permeate everything on this planet. You must embrace disruption to thrive in a Third Wave world. Cooperate with Second Wave incumbents to succeed.
Ready for a revolution?