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Alvin Toffler

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Alvin Toffler
Toffler in 2006
Born(1928-10-03)October 3, 1928
DiedJune 27, 2016(2016-06-27) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, United States[2]
Alma materNew York University (BA)
Occupation(s)Futurist, author, journalist, educator
Known forFuture Shock,
The Third Wave, Powershift
SpouseAdelaide Elizabeth "Heidi" (Farrell) Toffler
AwardsMultiple honorary doctorates, McKinsey Foundation Book Award,
Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. The European Graduate School. "Alvin Toffler – Biography". Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  2. "Alvin Toffler, author of best-selling 'Future Shock' and 'The Third Wave,' dies at 87, Washington Post, June 29, 2016
  3. Jill Leovy (June 29, 2016). "Alvin Toffler, author of 1970 bestseller 'Future Shock,' dies at 87". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 30, 2016.