Future Shock (1970) argued that economists who believed the rise in prosperity of the 1960s was just a trend were wrong - and that it would continue indefinitely.
The Third Wave, in 1980, was a hugely influential work that forecast the spread of emails, interactive media, online chat rooms and other digital advancements.
But among the pluses, he also foresaw increased social alienation, rising drug use and the decline of the nuclear family.
Toffler also predicted things that have not yet come to pass, like cities beneath the waves, and space colonies. He is survived by his wife, Heidi, with whom he collaborated on many of his books.