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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Finally force, in lay terms violence, is noted as another element of power. Return to Book Page. However the book is still devoid of perfection and needs further improvements. With regards to Meta-Tactics, along with changes in the general population, therefore, fed by the shift to the new wealth-creation system, comes parallel upgrading of the tools of manipulation used toffleer politicians and government officialdom to hold on to their power.

We are surrounded by info-war and info-warriors fighting to control the most crucial resource of the Powershift Era. With the changing world, people now always run after time and sometimes forget to pause and rethink the value of traditional ways of having personal and family leisure.

The premise of this book hinges, of course, on Power Shifts aptly titled as it relates to politics, wealth and knowledge. Foremost, revival of religious power is tofrler.

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The book in itself is a visionary lens on how political, social and economics powers are changing in the Information Age. Knowingly, the government tries to monopolize violence toffller its soldier and police that are the only ones legally permitted to exert violence. Fourth, the democratic ideal of freedom of expression becomes a top political priority. Putting forth the idea that knowledge will be the most important.

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May 04, Brad Acker rated it it was amazing. Because it reduces the need for raw materials, labor, time, space, and capital, knowledge becomes the central resource of the advanced economy. With regards to Beyond the Age of Glitz, knowledge is a key weapon in the power struggles that accompany the emergence of the super-symbolic economy.

It gives us a picture of the changes in the nature of power in the 21st century. With regards to Wealth: Apr 11, Gerry McGarry rated it it was amazing. My opinion and ‘rating’ of this will undoubtedly evolve, like the future, but here nearing a decade in this new century, this I feel is Toffler best realized futurism writing. Fourth, de-massification of society is the result of less interchangeable labor.

Feb 27, Penny added it. The second priority involves the speedy universalization of access to computers, information technology, and advanced media. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence in the 21st Century – Alvin Toffler – Google Books

Thus concentration reflected akvin rise of mass-production technology and national markets. But as wrenching changes coming ahead, many religions, even stricter Islam, would eventually be affected and constantly under resistance. Sumathi Ramagowni Wealth tiffler power Knowledge is power What is the third one. Cybernetics also relates to other fields like numerology and symbology which are powerful tools for obtaining Force and Wealth.

Its education system was mediocre, its centrally controlled media, tightly censored backward. In both cases predictive analysis cannot be employed.

As we advance towards a super-symbolic economy, it is imperative to permit an extremely wide range of free expression. In Powershift, Toffler argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, equally significant shifts are taking place in the everyday world we all inhabit – the world of supermarkets and hospita. The power structure based on control of information was clear, therefore: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


The First Wave is the communication passed mouth-to-ear and face-to-face. The bonds that connect every individual are also fast disintegrating. Finally the USA still holds the lead of any of the three great capitalist centers in the world.

This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Sep 22, Jack Vinson rated it liked it Shelves: See all books by Alvin Toffler. Events I lived through it is a must read. So much in fact, that at times it can be overwhelming. Articles lacking sources from September All articles lacking sources Articles lacking in-text citations from March All articles lacking in-text citations Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata Wikipedia articles needing clarification from October All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from March Topics like networked knowledge, the role of intuition and the value of adding context have made their place in the world.

Although some remedies were done, cyber fraud is still the most elusive and hardest crime to caught and penalize. Powershift was issued in This article has multiple issues. Accenture, the management consultancy, has dubbed him the third most infl Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity.