Long before the age of the digital realm, the late Futurist Alvin Toffler predicted that in time technology would advance faster than civilization could adjust—leading to a disconnect between the masses and their environment. Toffler’s 1970s book, Future Shock, outlines his theory, “Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.” This conference will examine the passing of time with a special emphasis on the future. Speakers will give scientific outlooks as well as their creative hypotheses about how time will age society as we know it. Registrants have the opportunity to attend presentations by scientists, psychologists, writers, and filmmakers examining the construct of time. 

Future Shock:
Will the Clock Strike 13?

Aubrey Burgess