Revolutionary Wealth: How It Will Be Created and How It Will Change Our Lives. Alvin Toffler, Author, Heidi Toffler, Author. Knopf $ Revolutionary Wealth has ratings and 55 reviews. Starting with the publication of their seminal bestseller, Future Shock, Alvin and Heidi Toffler hav. Alvin and Heidi Toffler celebrate technology’s gains and foresee a richer Their new book, “Revolutionary Wealth,” builds on the framework of.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Revolutionary Wealth by Alvin Toffler. Revolutionary Wealth by Alvin Toffler. Now, writing with the same rare grasp and clarity that made their earlier books classics, the Tofflers turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet.

And once again, they provide a penetrating, coherent way to make sense of the seemingly senseless. But twenty-first-century wealth, according to the Tofflers, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms albin industrial-age economics.

Prosuming, they forecast, is about to explode and compel radical changes in the weqlth we measure, make and manipulate wealth. Blazing with fresh ideas, Revolutionary Wealth provides readers with powerful new tools tooffler thinking about—and preparing for—their future. From the Hardcover edition. Hardcoverpages. Published April 25th by Knopf first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Revolutionary Wealthplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Can anyone tell you about the future? Maybe Alvin Toffler, the author, can do.

Sep 21, Margaret Lozano rated it liked it. This book feels dated toftler in some ways less relevant than “Future Shock,” in spite of the fact that it’s only eight years old. However, it does contain some interesting – and still applicable – ideas. Chief among these is the need for a new approach to education.

When the Toffler’s wrote this book, we already knew that the educational system of the industrial age was failing young people. Unfortunately, next to zero innovation has happened in the intervening revolutjonary. We still teach kids and even Un This book feels dated – in some ways less relevant than “Future Shock,” in spite of the fact that it’s only eight years old.

We still teach kids and even University Students to memorize facts, instead of giving them to the tools to learn HOW to revolutonary. Thank goodness we’ve made some progress since then, but people still fear what they don’t understand. And the most terrifying example of this is the backwards system of education we saddle our children with.

Obviously, this is probably the most accurate prediction in the book. As an avid Weaalth myself, I witness this happening every day, and I’m curious how this change will affect revilutionary all in the future. Overall, if you an avid futurist, this book is bound to be a bit of a disappointment.


But you’ll enjoy seeing which of the Toffler’s predictions have actually played out. Aug 26, Jay rated it liked it.

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Eevolutionary Tofflers write like they always do, short chapters with leading questions going into reevolutionary next. But in this case, I found a lot repetitive, both within the book and compared to their earlier books. I was also a bit disappointed with the content given the title. Oct 27, Gold rated it it was ok. The whole book revolutionady summary: Things are rapidly changing, and all change is good.

It’s an exciting time to be alive. The future is going to be better and more impressive than anything we’ve ever seen. The book did a good job assembling its facts but does a poor job remaining objective. It is very clear in its opinion that people who choose to farm for a living are “backward. This book is very optimistic abou The whole book in summary: This book is very optimistic about the future and praises all the scientific advancements of today and tomorrow. I found the optimism to be depressing because I wralth think all this new technology is a good thing.

Why are scientists wasting their time, energy, and money on things like exploring the inner workings of a grain of rice when there are much more important problems to solve in our society that don’t require expensive technology?

We have poverty, shootings, wars, corruption, poor education, drugs, teen pregnancy, pollution, an increasingly chronically sick population, extreme income inequality, fossil fuels running out, a Texas-sized garbage patch in the middle wealyh the ocean, epidemics of obesity, autism, diabetes, etc. Instead of inventing fancy new unnecessary junk, we should be trying to solve the problems of our world that should revollutionary even easier to solve.

The book also acts like the wonderful “third wave” of wealth service economy, developed countries, computerized is the fate of every country as each country foffler to develop and become more westernized. Farming was the first wave, and industrialism was the second wave. But the “developed countries” cannot survive without aovin other country farming their food and manufacturing their products.

In order to keep our selfish third wave way tofflerr life, other countries have to remain undeveloped and poor to feed our endless consumerism. Example of this biased optimism about the future: A family eating together used to be the norm. That was so rigid and prisonlike. Nowadays “schedules are so individualized. Now it’s a pile of urban blight.

But let’s get excited about all the manufacturing happening in China! Let’s not think about the probable possibility that it could meet the same fate as Cleveland! China used to be filled with “extreme peasant misery”!

Now it’s so much better!

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Now it’s filled with factory worker misery! At least the peasants could eat what they grew. Whether on a farm or in a factory, they’re still poor. Factory work is worse because you don’t own the fruit of your labor. You’re working for someone else on someone else’s terms, and you don’t even get to keep what you make.

Factory work may pay more, but that doesn’t make it better. China is guilty of many humans rights abuses, and still we trade with them. The book criticizes people who glorify pre-industrial villages–“conveniently forgetting the lack of privacy, the sexism, and the narrow-minded local tyrants and bigots so often found in real villages.


Many say our president is a tyrant. And is privacy really so much better here? There are cameras everywhere, and the Internet makes people’s private lives public for the whole world to see! How about leaving distant villages alone and let them manage their own affairs?

The only reason developed nations like ours want to “globalize” is to exploit more cheap labor and natural resources from their land. The book calls the economy we’re in now a “knowledge” economy, I suppose just because of the Internet. Seems to ignore the fact that the Internet is usually not used for gathering information, but for stupid stuff like sharing personal photos and looking at porn and exchanging pointless text messages.

The authors want us to think this is a great thing, but it’s really not. And those kind of jobs require sooo much more knowledge than factory work or farming? The majority of workers are in low paid jobs that don’t require much knowledge at all. The book seems to also think it’s a good thing if some gadget can store all information and memories for a person so that “pupils will need to memorize nothing,” because that could be great for Alzheimer’s patients.

Yeah, but what about all the younger people who are supposed to go to school to learn things?!

Revolutionary Wealth: How It Will Be Created and How It Will Change Our Lives

The book discounts philosophical wisdom from Aristotle and Plato, just because they believed in unrelated incorrect “facts” of their day. Just because a person was incorrect about something doesn’t mean that everything that person ever said or thought was wrong and worthless.

The book is tooffler revolutionary wealth–knowledge. The only kind of knowledge I see weath people rich is the knowledge to manipulate others to believe lies. When the reality is all they care about is money.

Knowledge is worthless in today’s world unless it generates money. Geniuses are not rewarded for their intelligence unless they invent some product to profit off of. No one cares about the knowledge of the inner workings of a grain of rice–unless that knowledge can get you thousands of dollars when you sell it.

So this “revolutionary wealth” revolutoonary no different than any wealth of the past. In the past, people sold their food, then they sold their factory created things.

The people of the future will still be buying food and junk, so someone will still get getting rich off that, while poor people do all the hard work. The authors imply that all science is good because it increases wealth. So let’s forget if it results in tortured animals and poor health.