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August 2016

Future Shock By: Alvin

Future Shock By: Alvin Toffler Alvin Toffler (October 4, 1928 – June 27, 2016) Future Shock is a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. In the book, Toffler defines the term “future shock” as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies. His shortest definition for the term is a personal perception of “too much change in too short a period of time”. The book, which became an international bestseller, grew out of an article “The Future as a Way of Life” in Horizon magazine, Summer 1965 issue.The book has sold over 6 million copies and has been widely translated. A documentary film based on the book was released in 1972 with Orson Welles as on-screen narrator. Toffler argued that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a “super-industrial society”. This change overwhelms people. He believed the accelerated rate of technological and social change left people disconnected and suffering from “shattering stress and disorientation”—future shocked. Toffler stated that the majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock. In his discussion of the components of such shock, he popularized the term “information overload.” Source: Wikipedia change technology stress disorientation mechanisms adaptability society accelerating scenarios simulations lifestyles preparation control reaction adaptive range subcult decisions choices problems If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds , you also have access to our social media. 4 Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016

Hertford’s Indian Summer Festival By: Colleen Brown Assistant to the Director Phone: 252-426-5657 Twitter @PQChamber As you drive into historic Hertford, North Carolina over the “S” Swing Bridge (the only S- shaped swing bridge still in use in the United States), past the turtles enjoying the sun on a bit of old tree projecting out of the Perquimans River – the famous Hertford Turtle Log, over 100 years old – and down Church Street, lined with beautiful old houses dating from the 18 th , 19 th and early 20 th century, you will begin to hear the music from the band set up on the Perquimans County Courthouse lawn. If it’s Friday night, there’s a street dance going on! Vendors are offering food, drink and goods for sale, antique cars are lined up with proud owners discussing their finer points with passers-by and, on Saturday, children are romping on a variety of inflatable wonderlands. It’s Hertford’s Indian Summer Festival! This year is the 35 th year that Hertford has thrown this celebration that attracts folks from all over Perquimans and the surrounding counties. Originally an October event celebrating the long southern summer stretching into what most of the county would think of as the fall, it has since been moved into early September. Does the name also refer to the long, storied history of the cordial relationship between the people of Perquimans County and the original Native Americans inhabitants? Hertford is the site of the oldest recorded land deed: the land was purchased from the Yeopim Tribe by George Durant in 1661, the first time that a European bought land from the Native Americans. Legend has it that Kilcokonen, leader of the Yeopim Tribe and signer of the land deed is buried close to the corner of Grubb Street and Church Street in downtown Hertford. Native Americans still participate in the Festival each year. This year, DJ Cowboy and The Main Event Band will be on stage in front of the County Courthouse, filling downtown Hertford with music and celebration. Multiple food vendors and the popular Beer & Wine Garden will offer refreshments to visitors. The Wheeled Vehicle Show – not just a car show – will offer awards to cars, trucks & motorcycles in multiple categories, including most radical, farthest traveled and most original. In addition, the Coast Guard will demonstrate water rescue techniques in the Perquimans River. You’ll want to stop by Woodard’s Pharmacy at the corner of Church & Market for ice cream from the fountain in the back. EDS-5879C-A Add Saving for Education to Your Back-to-School List To learn more about your education savings options, call or visit a financial advisor today. Chuck O'Keefe Financial Advisor . 207 N Water St Elizabeth City, NC 27909 252-335-0352 An Aesop’s Fable Member SIPC A Dove shut up in a cage was boasting of the large number of the young ones which she had hatched. A Crow, hearing her, said: “My good friend, cease from this unreasonable boasting. The larger the number of your family, the greater your cause of sorrow, in seeing them shut up in this prison-house.” Moral of Aesops Fable: “To enjoy our blessings we must have freedom.” Cedar Pub Table & Stools Located at Wood Wizard’s Rustic Furniture & Gifts. 3935 Caratoke Hwy, Barco, NC. $675.00 Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016 5