Lessons on the Future of IT From ‘Future Shock’ and ‘The Singularity is Near’

Resource Author:  Bernard Golden
Resource Name:  CIO
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More than 40 years ago, Alvin Toffler unleashed the book Future Shock on the United States. In it, he used the term “information overload” to refer to the disoriented reaction experienced by people when they feel overwhelmed by constant technological churn. Summed up, his thesis is that technology is developing faster and faster — and faster than people can respond to it, leaving them anxious and befuddled.