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Newsletter: Typing Could Soon Be A Thing Of Past & YouTube Adds Chat To Phone App

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ~ Aldous Huxley WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS TYPING WILL SOON BECOME OBSOLETE THE STORY New research suggest tech companies are...Show More Summary

Reading 'Brave New World' in Aldous Huxley's former home

What's it like to discuss a classic in the home of the author who wrote it?

Happy brave new birthday, Aldous Huxley!

Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley! The author of “Brave New World,” a classic of dystopian literature, was born 123 years ago Wednesday. The British novelist and intellectual, and longtime Southern California resident, remains best known for "Brave New World," his 1932 novel about a fascist government...

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It’s Brave New World author Aldous Huxley’s birthday. 10 Relics From the Horse-Powered City Hiding in Plain Sight. Why do monks have strange haircuts? What happens when you leave a tetherball hanging in the forest. CNN headquarters was built on an abandoned psychedelic theme park. Show More Summary

Tyranny Bares Its Teeth (to Protect Babies, of Course)

In the U.K., the hospital that would kill off baby Charlie Gard insists it's doing so to "protect his rights" from his parents. Aldous Huxley, call your office.

You Want A Picture Of The Future? Imagine A Boot Stamping On Your Face

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, We have arrived, way ahead of schedule, into the dystopian future dreamed up by such science fiction writers as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Atwood and Philip K. Dick. Much...Show More Summary

The Real Side of Fake News: How Reddit Enables Propaganda Through Anonymity

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, where truth is drowned in a sea of irrelevance. But the future need not be the dystopia that the present seems […]

Aldous Huxley on Technodictators

Embed from Getty Images—Interview by Mike Wallace on May 18, 1958, from the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin“This is Aldous Huxley, a man haunted by a vision of hell on earth. Mr. Huxley wrote a Brave New World,...Show More Summary

Animated interviews with "futurists" Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut, and Aldous Huxley

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The first law of futurism is that there are no facts about the future, only fictions. (Blank on Blank)

Don Giovanni and the Universe: Aldous Huxley on How the Moon Illuminates the Complementarity of Spirituality and Science

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The universe throws down a challenge to the human spirit... We have a right to our moods of sober exultation."

Inspirational Aldous Huxley Quotes

1. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” –Aldous Huxley 2. “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” 3. “Experience teaches only the teachable.” 4. Show More Summary

Man, Middle School Was Rough

“[B]eing twelve is its own psychosexual dystopian satire, and I was not in on the joke.” Abbey Fenbert writes for Catapult about Aldous Huxley‘s Brave New World, reading-while-tween, and being a seventh-grade book censor. See also: our...Show More Summary

Best 1932 Adventures (10)

4 months agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD

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1 The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis Lynn White, Jr. A conversation with Aldous Huxley not infrequently put one at the receiving end of an unforgettable

A Nation of the Walking Dead: Big Pharma and Casinos Earn Millions While Tens of Thousands Die From Addiction

The United States consumes 80 percent of opioids used worldwide. Opioids and experiences that simulate the deadening effects of narcotics are mechanisms to keep us submissive and depoliticized. Desperate citizens in Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” ingested the pleasure drug soma to check out of reality. Show More Summary

Why You Most Certainly Will Fail to Reach Your Secular Friends

Many have never been given a single reason as to why God is relevant to their lives. Man has, in Aldous Huxley‘s phrase, “an infinite appetite for distraction.” Thus, our pastimes have evolved into weapons of mass distraction: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube, and on and on. Show More Summary

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I am entirely on the side of mystery. I mean, any attempt to explain away the mystery is ridiculous. I believe in the profound and unfathomable mystery of life which has a sort of divine quality about it. - Aldous Huxley

12 Scary Visions of the Future and One Very Interesting One

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell [The title is dated but the story is timeless.] Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury [When the fire department burns books.] Brave New World by Aldous Huxley [Weird and way ahead of its time.] Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand [I have never been able to finish this one.] The Children of Men by P.D. Show More Summary

The brave new world of voicebots in the home

6 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: Aldous Huxley claimed that “most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” While Huxley wasn’t writing about voice-assisted devices, his understanding of our propensity to cheerlead new technology...Show More Summary

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