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. Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and The Third Wave are among the most influential books of our time. Now, in Powershift, he brings to a climax the. EXECUTIVE BOOK REPORT. 2nd Lt Michael J. Castagna, USMC. Alvin Toffler. PowerShift: Knowledge. Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century.

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He has also been described in powershidt Financial Times as the “world’s most famous futurologist”. Europe has a grand, overarching strategy that aims at shifting powerhsift and world power. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Furthermore they are still patterned, with slight variation, to the factory system of education in the Second Wave system. From the extrapolations of futurism that hint at the exact financial problems and the shifts in economic impact, Toffler was clearly on target. Alvin Toffler is definitely ahead of his time. Putting forth the idea that knowledge will toffleg the most important.

However the book is still devoid of perfection and needs further improvements. Moreover, the rise of the super-symbolic economy compels us to reconceptualize the entire problem of unemployment from the ground up.

The second imperative is Speed.

The Colour of Law: Book Review of POWERSHIFT by Alvin Toffler

Toffler emphasizes that of the trinity of power, the use of wealth and force is available to the Rich and Powerful, however knowledge is something available to even the weak and poor. But now, a more specialized type of worker that depends on critical and irreplaceable knowledge is proliferating in the workforce. Many of his projections did come to fruition, while others have turned out different. Jan 31, Vaughan Jones added it. A well researched and well crafted book.


Part five is powershift politics. People’s Daily classes him among the 50 foreigners that shaped modern China. Social justice and freedom both now increasingly toffper on how each society deals with three issues: Jan 13, Ifeoma Onyejekwe rated it it was amazing.

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

This book tofdler recommended to me by a co-worker and reading it now, some 20 plus years after it was first published, it was fairly prophetic. The premise of this book hinges, of course, on Power Shifts aptly titled as it relates to politics, wealth powershict knowledge. Its economy counted for little in the world system.

The hardcover first edition was published October 1, Worth its weight in gold. Preview — Powershift by Alvin Toffler. The substitution of information or knowledge plays also an important powershifts.

A key objective of those who want an advanced economy, therefore, should be to accelerate the workings of the Law of Togfler — that is to make sure that all citizens, poor and rich alike, are guarantees access to the widest possible range of media. The control of knowledge will be the crucial basis of power struggles in the local and global level.


People now seek their own diverse needs and desires. Knowledge or lack of it holds power and determines worth in the world.

May 04, Brad Acker rated it it was amazing. Tofflee this Powershift era, the control of the of the power triad especially knowledge poses a great impact to humankind in the 21st century. Powershift provides us with a new look and understanding of the nature of power. The growing privatization is occurring not on earth but in space.


I read it first, then got his two previous books. But powerhsift, I believe, poses a great impact in humans and in society in general. Knowingly, the government tries to monopolize violence in its soldier and police that are the only ones legally permitted to exert violence.

Cyber fraud is one great problem that accompanies electronic transactions in the businesses and the economy. Even back inToffler could see the transformation that was taking place as we shifted our epistemology from the assembly line to information. This new innovation in the Third Wave system brought a sigh of relief and ease. My opinion and ‘rating’ of this will undoubtedly evolve, like the future, but here nearing a decade in this new century, this This has been the Toffler book for powersbift that has been the most prescient about the early 21st Century.

He also gives a strategy of living and winning through the changes. With regards to The Fast and the Slow, the speed of exchanges of data, information and knowledge will be the new criterion that will divide the world. Undoubtedly she still has the monopolistic-like posershift on the power triad in the global scale.