In Powershift, Alvin Toffler brings to a climax the ideas set forth in his previous works to offer a stunning vision of the future that will change your life. In Powershift. Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and The Third Wave are among the most influential books of our time. Now, in Powershift, he brings to a climax the. EXECUTIVE BOOK REPORT. 2nd Lt Michael J. Castagna, USMC. Alvin Toffler. PowerShift: Knowledge. Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century.

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The hardcover first edition was published October 1, The combination of knowledgewealth and force is described by Toffler as providing individuals or other entities power.

Knowledge is the most powerful form of power, considering we are now living in a Knowledge-based civilization. Wealth is another form of power, and is flexible in nature, since it can be used as punishment like a stick or reward as a carrot. Tofgler force, in lay terms violence, is noted as another element of power.

It isn’t as flexible as the other elements of power, since you can’t exactly “take back” shooting someone or punching them in the face.

alvun However, the psychological capability that you have force available, [ clarification needed ] like a cowboy or police man with a gun his holster is often all it takes to ensure compliance. Toffler emphasizes that any of the elements of power can be transformed from one to another such that the individual has the Trinity no matter where they started from.


Wealth can be used to obtain Force, like hiring a hit man or buying poison. Wealth can be used to obtain knowledge, like bribing or buying a book. But ultimately, knowledge is emphasized as the most effective efficient way to start off. Through knowledge, like the knowledge in this article or other sources on the internet, methods can be found to obtain Force ex.

A Wealth of Knowledge is now available tfofler the internet and at the disposal of the user through the finger tips. In particular, information related to cybernetics, the modern word for things powershirt casting voodoo spells is freely found on YouTube and other sources.


Cybernetics also relates to other fields like numerology and symbology which are powerful tools for obtaining Force and Wealth. Considering Toffler refers to our civilization and economy based upon symbology, or a “symbolic economy”, then this is indeed powerful for any individual.

Toffler emphasizes that of the trinity of power, the use of wealth and force is available to the Rich and Powerful, however knowledge is something available to even the weak and poor. What’s interesting about Knowledge is that it can be generated infinitely as we [ who? In Toffler’s words, “Knowledge is the most democratic source of Power”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues.


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