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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bray ...
Himself - Prostheticist
Verlin Cobb ...
Herself - Surgery Patient
Charles Epstein ...
Himself - Cloning Researcher
William Epstein ...
Himself - Dermatologist (as Dr. William Epstein)
Samuel Kountz ...
Himself - Transplant Surgeon
James McGaugh ...
Himself - Psychobiologist
Erma Rimmer ...
Robert H. Rimmer ...
Carl Sheaffer ...
Himself - Heart Transplant Recipient
Alvin Toffler ...
Kurt Wagner ...
Himself - Plastic Surgeon
Grey Walter ...


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22 February 1972 (USA)  »

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Future Shock shocked me a little in 1979...
29 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hit 7 in rating this 43 min. documentary for its entertainment & thought-provoking value. As I read the 1st review on this site, I wondered if that writer & I were classmates. I too was first shown this video in Bible class in a MI SDA boarding academy & again in '83 by the same teacher just before we graduated. I found most of the movie interesting & somewhat amusing/entertaining. Other scenes were seared into my brain, such as the marriage between two men, which under my fundamentalist indoctrination at that time, seemed impossible to ever happen. ;)

Well, I'm writing this on Monday, June 29, 2015... three days after the US Supreme Court upheld gay marriage for ALL of the US; ~35 yrs after I first viewed the documentary. And I am smiling. Sure, Future Shock was a sensationalistic view of what could become of the human race - what documentary doesn't appeal to emotion in order to sell itself? And yes, it's nice to look back in amusement at the authors who perversely feared change in general & felt threatened by rapid advancements in technology. As another reviewer mentioned, if this video had foreseen viewers watching the flick on a hand-held device, we'd be impressed. Otherwise we're amused/tickled & thankful that the authors were wrong in most of their 'predictions.' =)

I just found the link to re-watch the documentary on Youtube, so I think I will, in celebration of gay marriage being made legal in the US. Air-popped popcorn & dark chocolate bar in hand; check! =D

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