Alvin Toffler

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Alvin Toffler
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Toffler in 2006
Born (1928-10-03)October 3, 1928
New York City, NY, U.S.[1]
Died June 27, 2016(2016-06-27) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, United States[2]
Nationality American
Alma mater New York University (BA)
Occupation Futurist, author, journalist, educator
Known for Future Shock,
The Third Wave, Powershift
Spouse(s) Adelaide Elizabeth "Heidi" (Farrell) Toffler
Children 1
Awards Multiple honorary doctorates, McKinsey Foundation Book Award,
Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres
Website alvintoffler.net

Alvin Toffler (October 4, 1928 – June 27, 2016) was an American writer and futurist. He was known for his works discussing modern technologies, including the digital revolution and the communication revolution, with emphasis on their effects on cultures worldwide.

Toffler was an associate editor of Fortune magazine. In his early works he focused on technology and its impact, which he termed "information overload." In 1970 his first major book about the future, Future Shock, became a worldwide best-seller and has sold over 6 million copies.

Toffler died in his sleep on June 27, 2016, at his home in Los Angeles, aged 87.[3]

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