Alvin Toffler

1928 - 2016

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Alvin 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvin Toffler has received more than 707,083 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Alvin Toffler is the 388th most popular writer (up from 428th in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from United States (up from 383rd in 2019) and the 40th 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 388 out of 5,794Before him are Marguerite Yourcenar, Paul Éluard, Czesław Miłosz, Philip Roth, Georges Bataille, and Louise de La Vallière. After him are Ahmad Yasawi, Vladimir Vysotsky, Pietro Aretino, Maurice Leblanc, Tibullus, and Qu Yuan.

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Among people born in 1928, Alvin Toffler ranks 21Before him are Shirley Temple, Osamu Tezuka, Didi, Yves Klein, Jeanne Moreau, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. After him are Roger Vadim, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Agnès Varda, Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Coburn, and George Peppard. Among people deceased in 2016, Alvin Toffler ranks 19Before him are Zaha Hadid, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, and Islam Karimov. After him are Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, Carlos Alberto Torres, Pierre Boulez, Abbas Kiarostami, and George Michael.

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Among people born in United States, Alvin Toffler ranks 371 out of 15,968Before him are Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Philip Roth (1933), Robert E. Lee (1807), Margaret Mead (1901), Montgomery Clift (1920), and Shaquille O'Neal (1972). After him are Gertrude Stein (1874), Sydney Pollack (1934), Art Garfunkel (1941), Steve Ballmer (1956), Jefferson Davis (1808), and Arthur Compton (1892).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Alvin Toffler ranks 40Before him are Napoleon Hill (1883), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Paul Auster (1947), Richard Bach (1936), and Philip Roth (1933). After him are Gertrude Stein (1874), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Tom Clancy (1947).