Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century

Powershift Knowledge Wealth and Power at the Edge of the st Century In Powershift Alvin Toffler brings to a climax the ideas set forth in his previous works to offer a stunning vision of the future that will change your life In Powershift Toffler argues that while h

  • Title: Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century
  • Author: Alvin Toffler
  • ISBN: 9780553292152
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Powershift, Alvin Toffler brings to a climax the ideas set forth in his previous works to offer a stunning vision of the future that will change your life.In Powershift, Toffler argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, equally significant shifts are taking place in the everyday world we all inhabit the world of supermarkets and hospitaIn Powershift, Alvin Toffler brings to a climax the ideas set forth in his previous works to offer a stunning vision of the future that will change your life.In Powershift, Toffler argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, equally significant shifts are taking place in the everyday world we all inhabit the world of supermarkets and hospitals, banks and business offices, television and telephones, politics and personal life The very nature of power is changing under your eyes.

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    1. Power Shift (Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the edge of the 21st Century), Alvin Tofflerعنوانها: تغییر ماهیت قدرت؛ جابجایی در قدرت ، دانائی و ثروت و خشونت در آستانه ی قرن بیست و یکم؛ اثر: آلوین تافلر؛تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه نوامبر سال 1991 میلادیعنوان: تغییر ماهیت قدرت؛ اثر: آلوین تافلر؛ مترجم: حسین نورائی بیدخت؛ شا [...]

    2. Power comes from muscle, money, and mind (violence, wealth, knowledge). Change is occurring at hyper-speeds today. Facts become obsolete faster than ever before as new knowledge supplants old facts. Older forms of power are now dependent on knowledge (weapons developed using sophisticated technologies based on exponentially accelerating technological advances); wealth turning into electronic blips that circulate the globe at the speed of light and vanish in an economic meltdown. Radical change i [...]

    3. This has been the Toffler book for me that has been the most prescient about the early 21st Century. From the extrapolations of futurism that hint at the exact financial problems and the shifts in economic impact, Toffler was clearly on target.Violence as a theme of 'the future' we are now in has been uncannily forecast as a component of the geo-political/economic reality.My opinion and 'rating' of this will undoubtedly evolve, like the future, but here nearing a decade in this new century, this [...]

    4. I still reference this book in my writings. Even back in 1991, Toffler could see the transformation that was taking place as we shifted our epistemology from the assembly line to information.

    5. One of the most informative books I have ever read. The author covered a complex topic with such an eloquence just matchless. A prophetic view on future almost 27 years ago is just mind-boggling. I will recommend this book for everyone just to change your view on the global politics and the game of power control.

    6. Toffler eternally alive.Powershift was issued in 1990. It appears that the description, the movement of tectonic plates of power in corporations, social structures and the global order of the late twentieth century, it will be a sufficient argument, that the book is not worth reading.Mistake. Toffler describes the trends that still exist, and in some cases their existence is felt today more than a quarter century ago.I think some parts of the Powershift should be mandatory reading for all politi [...]

    7. Very insightful even from hindsight. Many of his projections did come to fruition, while others have turned out different. Nonetheless, the underlying thought process that led to his conclusions are interesting to read even from hindsight.

    8. This book was recommended to me by a co-worker and reading it now, some 20 plus years after it was first published, it was fairly prophetic. What stood out to me the most was how people often resist change and as a result miss opportunities that the future holds or cannot see the possibilities and dismiss ideas contrary to old school thought. In both cases predictive analysis cannot be employed. The premise of this book hinges, of course, on Power Shifts (aptly titled) as it relates to politics, [...]

    9. Не смотря на то, что книга описывает события в мире на момент примерно 1990 года, она не сомненно, покрывает гораздо большее время за счёт развития идей и тенденций происходивших в мире на тот момент.Мир открывается для меня по новому - теперь мне более ясны точки приложения у [...]

    10. U must read this b4 having or telling or discussing any Opinion about anything around your world!it gives u a glass to see!best sociology book ever!if u r by any chance a part of the world between 1960-260u Have 2 read these aalvin tofler series!1970future shocksmthing is gonna change,it will change in the fastest way it could!here he discuss the effect that the rate may cause,& leave the tehem of the "change" 4 his next book to discuss!1980ird wavehe define us the chaneg we r facing or goin [...]

    11. Alvin Toffler is a political genius and a master predictor.Here are some of his predictions he made in "Powershift" back in 1990:— Revival of religion, especially religious fundamentalism;— Rise of aggressive, progress-denying environmentalism (that was 1990!);— Rise of nationalism and isolationism.Some of his predictions are yet to come (e.g in "Third Wave" — the near-collapse of nuclear family and massive eradication of office jobs), but we'll be there in a few more years.He also gives [...]

    12. It is interesting how vast problem is divided into pieces by Toffler without useless explanations.This book is so actual nowadays but although some nations and societies are still doing mistakes already explained from Toffler. The author is explained symptoms,way of avoidance and future perspectives without force his reader to accept it.

    13. Published in 1990, this book is still full of 'right on' and 'as yet unrealized' ideas. It is the third in a series, preceded by "Future shock" and "The Third Wave". When I read it in the very early 90's, I was blown away by his analysis. I read it first, then got his two previous books. Now, I look at his ideas and say, "Well, yeah!"

    14. I read this one after the Thrid Waveis book more than the others showed how important an education is and will be for our children and their children. And not just any education--the kind that teaches people to think.

    15. A well researched and well crafted book. Very interesting for anyone seeking for some of the truths of life - reality in the physical sense and some in the spiritual realm.

    16. هل تصدق التنبؤات؟! نعم مع توفلر ! قراءته للمستقبل عجيبه،اقتصادياً وسياسياً.كتاب ذكي إن صح الوصف

    17. A beautiful mind-blowing book which almost accurately describes our world today, hard to believe he wrote all this in 1989/1990. Kudos to Alvin Toffler. A must read classic.

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