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Some concepts were interesting, the time and the space in the future. However Toffler is bored me to death explaining very basic concepts such as what is GPS, how it works and who uses it in large, advantages and disadvantages. The how people go to Home Depot to repair their own houses, how FedEx is saving money by reducing the number of operators, because now, get this: you can get tracking info on the net.
He somewhat acts like he’ll enlighten you with this “deep thoughts” but if you have not been in a coma for the last 10 years you will need a lot of patience. Lots of numbers and statistics that mainly beat around the bush of evident facts.
The big punch line is that even the non-paid activities are part of the economy and no one thinks about them. Not impressed.
I told my wife that I am reading a great futurologist. She asked if his past predictions came true. Thinking of the “Third Wave” , no, not really. She asked how come he’s still a great futurologist? Go figure…
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