nAlvin Toffler (born October 3, 1928) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works
discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, and
corporate revolution. His early work focused on technology and its impact. Then he moved
the reaction of and changes in society. His later focus has been on the increasing
power of 21st century military hardware, weapons and technology
proliferation, and capitalism.
nToffler explains, "Society needs people who take care of the elderly and who know how to be
compassionate and honest. Society needs people who work in hospitals. Society
needs all kinds
of skill that are not just cognitive; they're emotional, they're affectional. You can't run the
society on data and computers alone.“
nDuring the 1980s, he was read and listened to across the world as people tried to make sense
of the impact of new technologies and social change. Toffler's writings
have been influential beyond the confines of scientific, economic
and public policy discussions.