One of the great values of social science has been its ability to identify and interpret useful themes and patterns that have shaped historical human behavior. In particular, understanding broad patterns of strategic social and technological change offers the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the present and provide potentially practical guidance for the future. This paper advances the concept of social waves of change, originally presented by futurist Alvin Toffler, as a frame work to think about what is now and what might be coming. It also provides several visions for a changed world, explores what it all might mean, offers beneficial lessons learned thus far, discusses what could really matter, and proposes some summary conclusions.
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Forbes, R. L. (2015). The Fourth Social Change Wave: Mastery or Misery?. SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2 (4), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.14445/23942703/IJHSS-V2I4P101