Saturday, November 28th, 2009
Back in the mid-60′s Alvin Toffler wrote a book called Future Shock all about how change is accelerating so fast that it’s creating anxiety, strife and conflict and that maybe we should just slow down.
As a kid in the 70′s I was shown the film below by concerned social studies teachers who were terrified down to their hippie bones by the evil that was “COMPUTERS.” At the time I thought all the stuff they described in the movie was cool as hell, and I haven’t changed my opinion more than 30-odd years later. The more change the better, I sez, and make it snappy.
Besides the film’s near-panic about technological developments we now find quaint, it also features Orson Welles in an airport, smoking a cigar on a movator. Really, what more do you need in visual entertainment?