A handful of individual drug experiences are known to millions. Aldous Huxley’s mescaline dose, recorded in The Doors of Perception (1954), is one. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1797 opium visions, enshrined in his poem “Kubla Khan,” is another. Show More Summary
An early take on the dystopian future, Yevgeny Zamyatin's WE shares the joy and horror of a life without individuality. Evidently, fames authors George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, fought over Zamyatin's WE. Read the rest
Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ? Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means If 2014 was the year of militarized police, armored...Show More Summary
Aldous Huxley (Brave New World, 1932), Margaret Atwood (Handmaid's Tale, 1985), and Lois Lowry (The Giver, 1993) all explored procreation and parenthood and government control of breeding. Not even these iconic visionaries, however,Show More Summary
Every generation needs its Black Mirror. In 1932, Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World reflected the ugliest sides of consumerism, commoditization, and complacency. In 1949, George Orwell published 1984, which warned against how governments used surveillance, propaganda, and fear to control societies. Show More Summary
"Speed," it seemed to writer Aldous Huxley, "provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca, a fresco judged by Aldous Huxley to be “the best picture in the world,” is receiving a much-needed restoration. A team from Florence’s conservation institute the Opificio delle Pietre Dure will spend a projected 18 months in the Upper Tiber Valley town of Sansepolcro, Tuscany, restoring the 15th century [...]
The truth is that sincerity in art is not an affair of will, of a moral choice between honesty and dishonesty. It is mainly an affair of talent. – Aldous Huxley Josh Parnell is the sole creator/developer of the upcoming procedural universe realm Limit Theory, to be released sometime before 2015 is half concluded. Successfully […]
The Wayback Machine Birthday Tour By John Mauldin October 3, 2014 “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” – Aldous Huxley, Collected Essays “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go...Read More
Here’s a funny one (in both senses of the word). Aldous Huxley wrote back in 1958 that… “…the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or it might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western more...
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I’m never fully sure whether the man is advocating his ‘Utopia’ or not; by the sounds of it he would have been the first to admit that he changed his views more often than he changed his socks. However, I … Continue reading ?
Even with all their dystopian prescience, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell or Philip K Dick did not foresee a future state that would monitor its citizens' sweat for signs of deviant, boozy behaviour. I mean, what kind of swirling mind would it take to think up a system whereby citizens would walk around with sweat-reading gadgets [...]
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Today marks the 120th birthday of English novelist and prolific essayist Aldous Huxley. The Brave New World author’s scathing critique of the mass media and the government (and their use of technology) positioned him at the center of intellectual discourse and made him one of the most widely read science fiction authors of his time. Show More Summary
Aldous Huxley would be doing the "told-you-so-dance" as control of the population (particularly the non-elites) has reached levels only he could have dreamed of. In the latest government plan, hot on the heels of "cash-for-clunkers"Show More Summary
Is there already a term for when you slack off on your slackening? If not, how about 'Tuesday'. MSNBC's Krystal Ball's High School Book Reports Brave New World review, by Krystal Ball Aldous Huxley's idealistic vision of the future is...
Guest Post: In the words of Aldous Huxley: “There is only one corner of the universe that you are certain of improving and that is your own self.” Wearables are THE tool for self-improvement, or as we like to call it, self-mastery.
Quotes: Name: Pablo Picasso Body: “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Name: Aldous Huxley Body: “The surest way to work up a crusade in favour of some good cause is to promise people they...Show More Summary
"Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary