June 30, 20164:25 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered PBS
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MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: In the early '70s, America was gripped by "Future Shock." There was the book, which was a huge bestseller, and the idea, explained here by none other than Orson Welles.
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ORSON WELLES: Future shock is a sickness which comes from too much change in too short a time. It's the feeling that nothing is permanent anymore.
KASTE: That's from the now long-forgotten movie version of "Future Shock." The movie opens with a young couple walking through a park. It's an idyllic scene, but it's intercut with glimpses of dystopia, urban riots, weird technology and then...