Remembering Futurist Alvin Toffler and Forecasting the Future of Futurology

Futurist Alvin Toffler has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87. Toffler authored a trilogy of best-selling books, beginning in 1970 with “Future Shock”, which sold 15 million copies and is still in print today. In that book, Toffler made incredibly accurate predictions about how science and technology would shape humankind. He forecasted cloning, the invention of the internet and cable TV, and the massive popularity of the personal computer. Futurists are still trying to predict how innovation will shape our society today.