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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
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).
Wilson - _The Illumanti Papers_
- "You cannot substitute agility for strategy. If
you do not develop a strategy of your own, you become a part of
someone else's strategy"
- "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
- A pivotal, culminating, conglomerative
project was 1983's very appropriately-titled _Future Shock_ album
by Herbie Hancock, which brought many of the elements explored and
tried out elsewhere together in one epic, mind-boggling and
absolutely unprecedented album. The single _Rockit_ MP3
was a massive worldwide hit, taking MTV and the mainstream by
storm with a radical new sound consisting of techno beats and
synthesizer blips (which are still the staple for today's techno
dance music), turntable scratching, bata drums, funky synth and
clavinet playing by Hancock, and, of course, Laswell's seamless
bass playing. The album's title track was a remake of a classic
Curtis Mayfield song, demonstrating for the first time the
possibilities of fusing soul and R&B with high-tech sounds in
meaningful ways, and one of the great achievements of the album as
a whole was that it took often sterile synthesized elements and
sampling and made them swing with tremendously funky results.
- film _Blade Runner_ (vhs/ntsc) (1982) directed by Ridley
- Alvin Toffler is credited as "Futurist".
- book _The Third Wave_
- book _Power Shift_
- complexcore noise rock track _Power Shift_
MP3 (160k) by Ruins off of _Burning
Stone_ on Shimmy Disc (1992)
- appeared in the film _Modulations_ directed by
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