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The inability to adapt psychologically to rapid and novel advances and changes, esp. cultural, technological, moral, and social innovations.
WHOA! Joe's got a future shock for the picture phone.
by DiiKaBaKa January 23, 2004
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A genre of science fiction characterized by rapid societal and technological change and the subsequent inability of people to cope with the pace of change. Originates from Alvin Toffer's 1970 book, "Future Shock".
Joe: Have you finished Accelerando by Charles Stross yet?

Jill: No, that futureshock stuff dates way too fast. And his prose is terrible.
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