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After Shock

The World’s Foremost Futurists Reflect on 50 Years of Future Shock—and Look Ahead to the Next 50

By Ray Kurzweil, Foreword by Deb Westphal


512 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $32.00 (CA $43.00) (US $32.00)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9780999736449

Rights: WOR

John August Media, LLC (Jan 2020)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: January 2020


After Shock marks the 50-year anniversary of Alvin Toffler’s, Future Shock. The compendium of essays comprising this landmark volume offers insightful reflections on the classic text and presents compelling and surprising views of the future—through the very unique lenses of more than 100 of the world’s foremost futurists, including Ray Kurzweil, Lord Martin Rees, Alan Kay, George Gilder, Po Bronson, Newt Gingrich, Byron Reese, David Brin, Sanjiv Chopra, Jane McGonigal, and many other luminaries.

Author Biography

Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS selected Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other inventors of the past two centuries. He is considered one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions. Chairman of the Board of Toffler Associates