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 […]
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
The first law of futurism is that there are no facts about the future, only fictions. (Blank on Blank)
"The universe throws down a challenge to the human spirit... We have a right to our moods of sober exultation."
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
“[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
Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD
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
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
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
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
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
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
“If you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the ruled” – Aldous Huxley 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.… Read More The post Aldous Huxley on Technodictators appeared first on The Big Picture.
Who the fuck is Aldous Huxley?
No, not that Huxley, the other Huxley. No, not that one either, the OTHER Huxley. OK, yeah, this one: Brave New World Aldous Huxley’s profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal,...Show More Summary
This article first appeared in the National Book Review: Andrew Postman has taken to The Guardian to remind us of his father Neil Postman's classic 1985 work, Amusing Ourselves to Death, which predicted a dark -- dare we say Trumpian -- future for America. Show More Summary
George Orwell’s 1984 has garnered a lot of attention this past week for quickly becoming one of Amazon’s best-selling books. Other notable titles on the list include Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and the novel It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. Show More Summary
After Donald Trump assumed the role of president of the United States, sales of dystopian novels shot through the roof, and now George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and Ray Bradbury are topping bestseller lists again. In 1988, the dystopian writer J.G. Show More Summary