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Shock Wave (Anti) Warrior (Alvin Toffler)

"For twenty-five years, Alvin Toffler has been shocking us with his descriptions of the future. From Future Shock to The Third Wave, Toffler has argued that we are involved in nothing less than a change of civilization - as profound as that from hunter-gatherer to agricultural, from agricultural to industrial. Now back with a new book, War and Anti- War, Toffler is as provocative as ever, as he examines the increasingly bloody consequences of cultures in collision as the Digital Revolution gathers force.

Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age [August 1994]

The central event of the 20th century is the overthrow of matter. In technology, economics, and the politics of nations, wealth -- in the form of physical resources -- has been losing value and significance. The powers of mind are everywhere ascendant over the brute force of things.
In a First Wave economy, land and farm labor are the main "factors of production." In a Second Wave economy, the land remains valuable while the "labor" becomes massified around machines and larger industries. In a Third Wave economy, the central resource -- a single word broadly encompassing data, information, images, symbols, culture, ideology, and values -- is actionable knowledge. '

Futurists' Views on Shifts and Change

The Future (Literature + Sites)

Paul Krugman on "Downsizing" (from Slate) [now: subscription required]

Centre for Innovation and Structural Change [Ireland]

The Centre for Innovation & Structural Change (CISC) is a new interdisciplinary research centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway, partnered by University College Dublin and Dublin City University Business School.


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Literature:

Malhotra, Yogesh, Ph.D. Role of Information Technology in Managing Organizational Change and Organizational Interdependence Copyright, 1993,

This paper sets forth the application of open systems theory for generating propositions regarding the management of organizational change and organizational interdependence by application of IT.

Morrison, J. Ian. THE SECOND CURVE : MANAGING THE VELOCITY OF CHANGE. 1996. [HD58.8 .M655 1996.]


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