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future shock

noun
1.
physical and psychological disturbance caused by a person's inability to cope with very rapid social and technological change.
2.
any overload of a person's or an organization's capacity for adaptation or decision making.
Origin
on the model of culture shock; popularized by a book of the same title (1970) by Alvin Toffler (born 1928), U.S. journalist
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future shock definition


A sense of insecurity and disorientation often felt by people whose societies are undergoing rapid change.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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