This nOde last
updated January 27th, 2003 and is permanently morphing...
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futurist. authored _The Third Wave_,
what many consider to be the Cyberpunk
bible. influenced early Detroit techno artists.
Inspired by Alvin Toffler`s
novel _The Third Wave_ which puts forward the arrival of "techno rebels",
Juan Atkins founds Model 500 and his label Metroplex in 1985, with his
debut release _No UFOs_
to follow suite. Under the influence of Kraftwerk,
Kevin Saunderson (Inner City) and Derrick May create the original sound
of Detroit Techno.
Knowledge is the most democratic
source of power.
Alvin Toffler (b. 1928),
U.S. author. Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of
the 21st Century, pt. 1, ch. 2, "The Democratic Difference" (1990).
There is evidence to suggest
that our situation is every bit as hopeful as it is desperate. As
Alvin Toffler noted in his famous book _Future Shock_, there are more scientists
alive and working today thatn in all previous history combined, and this
means that we will see more changes in the next two decades than in any
1,000 years of the past. These changes need not be for the worse.
If science gave us the atomic bombs that demolished HIroshima and Nagasaki,
science has also, for example, practically abolished smallpox in just ten
years. World Health Organization figures are: in1967, total reported
smallpox victimes on earth, 2,500,000; in 1976, total smallpox victims,
less than 40 (and those were confined to Somalia).
Anton Wilson - _The Illumanti
"You cannot substitute agility for strategy. If you
do not develop a strategy of your own, you become a part of someone else's
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those
who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
- Alvin Toffler
- book _Future Shock_
- FUTURE SHOCK: "A sense of shock felt by those who
were not paying attention."
[Michael Flynn, ANALOG, Jan 1990. Coined by Alvin Toffler, 1970]
- tech house entity Futureshock
- release _Frequency/Frequency
(Phil Kieran Mix)_ MP3 (192k)
12" on Fuju #009 (2002)
- R&B soul funk track _Future Shock_ MP3 (160k) by Curtis Mayfield off of _Back To The World_ 12" on Charly (1973)
- track _Rockit_ off of _Future Shock_ 12"
by Herbie Hancock
- film _Blade
(1982) directed by Ridley
- Alvin Toffler is credited as "Futurist".
- book _The
- book _Power Shift_
- complexcore noise rock track _Power Shift_ MP3
by Ruins off of _Burning Stone_ on Shimmy Disc (1992)
- appeared in the film _Modulations_ directed by Lara