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Revolutionary Wealth

How it will be created and how it will change our lives

by Alvin Toffler

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Published by Currency .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7441307M
ISBN 10038552207X
ISBN 109780385522076

Writing with the same insight and clarity that made their earlier books bestsellers, the Tofflers present fresh, groundbreaking new ways of thinking about wealth. But this act is illegal because the capitalist society doesn't allow it. Knowledge is worthless in today's world unless it generates money. Now it's a pile of urban blight. Now it's filled with factory worker misery! Science has become a religion, a tool of the rich to persuade the public to buy what they're selling.

A network, after all, is only as powerful as the number of participants. Now it's so much better! Just as the industrial revolution centuries ago brought new ideas, art forms, values and political movements, along with new technology, so did the knowledge economy in the United States. Yet they are not Panglossian.

Some fanatics wish to incinerate the United States and everyone in it. But it will accompany this invitation to a glowing future with a warning: Risks are not merely multiplying but escalating. People would be better off being farmers. Alfred A. But let's get excited about all the manufacturing happening in China! And most people's hobbies do NOT result in money being made off them.


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Revolutionary Wealth book

Prosumption is not a new phenomenon. The titular wealth they speak of comes from substituting "ever-more-refined knowledge for the traditional factors of industrial production — land, labor and capital.

Revolutionary Wealth: How it will be created and how it will change our lives (Paperback)

Writing with the same insight and clarity that made their earlier books bestsellers, the Tofflers present fresh, groundbreaking new ways of thinking about wealth. The book calls the economy we're in now a "knowledge" economy, I suppose just because of the Internet.

They argue convincingly that we are on the verge of a post-scarcity world that will slash poverty and "unlock countless opportunities and new life trajectories," at least if we avoid the rapidly escalating risks to such progress. Yet they are not Panglossian.

The first and second waves he refers to are the agricultural and the industrial revolutions. But there is no wealth without capitalism. The only kind of knowledge I see making people rich is the knowledge to manipulate others to believe lies.

When the shock wore off, said the Tofflers, who elaborated their case in "The Third Wave" and "Powershift"we'd appreciate a richer, freer, groovier world.

Revolutions also smash boundaries. We still teach kids and even University Students to memorize facts, instead of giving them to the tools to learn HOW to think. And once we understand this--and the channels by which the two feed each other--we gain piercing insights into our private lives now and into the future.

All this began pumping new, wealth-relevant knowledge into the economy. At least the peasants could eat what they grew. In "Future Shock," the Tofflers warned that many people "will find it increasingly painful to keep up with the incessant demand for change that characterizes our time.

Just as important, the Third Wave wealth system "demassifies production, markets and society," creating space for unending experimentation, innovation and individuation. Like it is so terrible for science to be "paralyzed. The literary Beats and their hippie followers glorified "doing your own thing"--a precision attack on the conformity valued in industrial mass societies.

Just as important, the Third Wave wealth system "demassifies production, markets and society," creating space for unending experimentation, innovation and individuation. Such as: your government and corporations have your best interest at heart. Exploring a grain of rice is not helping society.

Corporate megascandals burst into the headlines. They agonize about appalling schools. A network, after all, is only as powerful as the number of participants. No wonder it has such a positive outlook. For them, the future will have arrived too soon. All rights reserved.Revolutionary Wealth (Book): Toffler, Alvin: Social analysts Alvin and Heidi Toffler turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet.

This book is about how tomorrow's wealth will be created, and who will get it and how. But 21st-century wealth, they argue, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics.

They write about. Revolutionary Wealth is breathlessly enthusiastic, but that is not the same thing. This will be a useful scrapbook for the apparently limitless army of professional soothsayers, but most readers will prefer a simpler, stronger tale.

Or so I predict. The Washington Post, Book World, 28 May. Jan 01,  · "Revolutionary Wealth" is a book that should be read by economists, historians, scientists, political leaders, parents, (The list can go on, but generally is for anyone concerned about the future)/5. And once again, they provide a penetrating, coherent way to make sense of the seemingly senseless.

Revolutionary Wealth is about how tomorrow’s wealth will be created, and who will get it and how. But twenty-first-century wealth, according to the Tofflers, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age. REVOLUTIONARY WEALTH focuses on how wealth will be created—and who will get it—in the twenty-first century.

As the knowledge-based economy (a reality the Tofflers predicted forty years ago) continues to replace the industrial-based economy, they argue, money is no longer the sole determinate of wealth/5(4). Revolutionary Wealth is about how tomorrow’s wealth will be created, and who will get it and how.

But twenty-first-century wealth, according to the Tofflers, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics.