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Alvin Toffler Quotes

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.

Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.

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.

It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.

Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise - bureaucrats.

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

Profits, like sausages... are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.

Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible.

The great growling engine of change - technology.

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.

The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread, the thinner it gets.

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.

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.

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.

You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.