Man of the “Future Shock”: Remembering Alvin Toffler

No matter how many books crowded my parents’ living room bookshelves in my childhood home in New York, two always sat at eye level right in the center: Henry Kissinger’s Years of Upheaval and Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock.

Alvin Toffler, who passed away today at age 87, not only pioneered the profession of futurism but influenced an entire generation of baby boomers. AOL founder Steve Case’s new book The Third Wave consciously carries the same title as Toffler’s 1980 sequel to

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