Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
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.
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise - bureaucrats.
My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
The biggest tragedy I had was the loss of my daughter from neuromuscular disease in 2000, at age 46.
Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
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.
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.