In 1970 a book of this title, by Alvin Toffler, defined future shock as the detrimental state produced by too much change in too little of time. I think there is certainly some truth to the concept, but what is more interesting are the specific things coming in the future. What is actually coming will be frightening from a current perspective, not only because it is unforeseen, but by the cost it will extract. We think of advancement as cost or time saving inventions, but it is not always true at every level. America has been leading the world in advanced technology, science, medicine, communication travel and industry – buy why? You may say because we are big or have more resources. The truth is because our founders instituted liberty which allows individuals to create, innovate, and quickly and effectively adapt in a competitive environment. Nothing like this has ever been seen in world history, where government is subservient to the people and they are free to run their own lives and families according to their faith and purposes.
Typically, the ruler(s) absorb all the power and a trickle down of instruction from the ruling class elites dictate what, if anything, will be changed. This tyranny, even when assumed to have altruistic purposes, as in Marxists communism, is incapable of true creativity. They excel in control, spying, and oppression, but are incapable of making decisions that are best for individuals or the whole. Even in our representative republic when Representatives, Judges, or Executives attempt to implement their good ideas it is usually counter productive, because liberty rather than laws, decisions, or policies result in productivity, motivation, and innovation.
What we know of the future is that a one world government will emerge through the influence and deception of the enemy. It will seek to control everything, including who can buy and sell, all currency, and every association and action. This may shock you, but it is already planned and moving forward. Government control in China and North Korea is already very close to complete, once the global government arises, it can roll out their systems and techniques to all nations. With liberty receding in America and financial collapse imminent; it will open the stage for a new world order. Your may remember this term from George H. Bush, one of his favorites, pointing to one world government decades ago. Crisis is the subterfuge and camouflage of secular humanists who seek to establish a new world order of tyranny on a global scale. The Bible describes this future tyranny of complete State control. “It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.” (Revelation 13:16-17) The State of Virginia just passed a law requiring every resident to have the Covid-19 vaccine once it is released. How much difference is this than requiring a small, perhaps invisible, mark on ones hand or forehead? How far we have come, so quickly loosing our liberty.