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Sophie Cunningham: Still Shocking
People hate dealing with change. Alvin Toffler’s 1971 Future Shock outlined humanity’s failure to adapt. Does it still apply in a world where even the climate is changing?
Sophie Cunningham asks how we as a society and as individuals perceive - and sometimes deny - change.
She questions what makes humans dangerously reluctant to acknowledge a crisis, and what the potential consequences of our failure to adapt may be. And she explores how we might regain a grip on agency in the face of confronting truths.