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A state of distress or disorientation due to rapid social or technological change.
- ‘Once again the film relies on special effects mixed with violence and black humour to tell its teeth-rattling tale of future shock.’
- ‘The term future shock became part of the culture.’
- ‘Third, he describes psycho-social phenomena weighing heavily on Yolngu arising from ‘culture shock, future shock and the multigenerational legacy of past trauma’.’
- ‘Is the Internet going to make future shock worse?’
- ‘In fact, you can take advantage of the future shock to carry the idea.’
- ‘Hip-Hop Lives revels in being the future shock for the old underground B-boy standard.’
- ‘The second section of Checklist 1 we think of as risks of future shock.’
- ‘Or, in the words of Alvin Toffler, ‘Science fiction is the sovereign prophylactic against future shock.’’
- ‘Surprisingly, this year's conference provided little in the way of future shock, but it still managed to be one of the most satisfying in years.’
- ‘For him, this film represents the polar opposite of traditional future shock.’
- ‘This is as much future shock as it is headphone candy - ominous, despairing but uplifting and liberating.’
- ‘You've just convinced us a minute ago that these substances dropped the advance guard against future shock on the heart, why would they be causing protection?’
1970s: popularized by the 1970 book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, Alvin (1928–).
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