- 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.
Origin of future shock
on the model of culture shock; popularized by a book of the same title (1970) by Alvin Toffler (born 1928), U.S. journalist
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A sense of insecurity and disorientation often felt by people whose societies are undergoing rapid change.
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