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Alvin Toffler

1928 - 2016

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Alvin Eugene Toffler (October 4, 1928 – June 27, 2016) was an American writer, futurist, and businessman known for his works discussing modern technologies, including the digital revolution and the communication revolution, with emphasis on their effects on cultures worldwide. He is regarded as one of the world's outstanding futurists.Toffler was an associate editor of Fortune magazine. In his early works he focused on technology and its impact, which he termed "information overload". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvin Toffler has received more than 931,912 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Alvin Toffler is the 407th most popular writer (down from 388th in 2019), the 413th most popular biography from United States (down from 371st in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Writer.

Alvin Toffler is most famous for his book Future Shock, which was published in 1970. The book discusses the effects of the rapid pace of technological change on individuals and society.

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Among writers, Alvin Toffler ranks 407 out of 5,755Before him are Edward Said, Arion, Lysias, Paul Auster, Propertius, and Martial. After him are Tom Clancy, W. B. Yeats, Sholem Aleichem, Gertrude Stein, Saint-John Perse, and Thomas Bernhard.

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Among people born in 1928, Alvin Toffler ranks 23Before him are Rinus Michels, Yves Klein, Didi, Shirley Temple, Roger Vadim, and Jean-Marie Le Pen. After him are Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Agnès Varda, Alexander Grothendieck, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kim Yong-nam, and Elie Wiesel. Among people deceased in 2016, Alvin Toffler ranks 24Before him are Andrzej Wajda, George Michael, Abbas Kiarostami, Carlos Alberto Torres, Jerome Bruner, and João Havelange. After him are Elie Wiesel, Prince, Harper Lee, Pierre Boulez, John Glenn, and Andrzej Żuławski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alvin Toffler ranks 413 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Walker (1973), Eminem (1972), Paul Auster (1947), Julia Roberts (1967), William McKinley (1843), and Joseph Henry (1797). After him are Tom Clancy (1947), Millard Fillmore (1800), Black Dahlia (1924), Gertrude Stein (1874), Dwayne Johnson (1972), and Harold Ramis (1944).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Alvin Toffler ranks 43Before him are Truman Capote (1924), Susan Sontag (1933), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Paul Auster (1947). After him are Tom Clancy (1947), Gertrude Stein (1874), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Tennessee Williams (1911), Richard Bach (1936), and William S. Burroughs (1914).