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After Shock
After Shock

After Shock

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


544 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

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

Publication Date: February 2020

ISBN 9780999736449

Rights: WOR

John August Media, LLC (Feb 2020)


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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 David Brin, Po Bronson, Sanjiv Chopra, George Gilder, Newt Gingrich, Alan Kay, Ray Kurzweil, Jane McGonigal, Lord Martin Rees, Byron Reese, and many other luminaries.

Author Biography

John Schroeter is Executive Director at Abundant World Institute™. Comprising a society of the world's foremost technologists, futurists, and entrepreneurs, Abundant World Institute is a social enterprise dedicated to identifying and defining exponential solutions to global grand challenges in several areas of tremendous human consequence: energy, healthcare, education, and the environment. Schroeter is co-author of the award-winning book Moonshots—Creating a World of Abundance, with Naveen Jain and Sir Richard Branson, and editor of After Shock, a compendium of essays by the world's foremost futurists observing the 50-year anniversary of Alvin and Heidi Toffler's Future Shock. He is the publisher of the iconic Popular Electronics, Mechanix Illustrated, and Popular Astronomy magazines, hosted at Schroeter's deep industry experience spans semiconductors to high-performance computing to advanced automotive technologies. His patented work in eliminating counterfeit drugs from the supply chain (with RFID) was recognized with Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation of the Year Award. He also consults in the advanced semiconductor and high-performance computing fields, with an emphasis on machine learning applications in defense and healthcare. His first book was the Prentice Hall classic, Surviving the ASIC Experience, on the design of custom integrated circuits. Also passionate about music, Schroeter authored Between the Strings—the Secret Lives of Guitars, with introduction by BB King, and is an award-winning music producer.