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noun
physical and psychological disturbance caused by a person's inability to cope with very rapid social and technological change.
any overload of a person's or an organization's capacity for adaptation or decision-making.
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Origin of future shock

On the model of culture shock; popularized by a book of the same title (1970) by Alvin Toffler (1928–2016), U.S. journalist
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future shock

A sense of insecurity and disorientation often felt by people whose societies are undergoing rapid change.

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