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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

2 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

Aldous Huxley on Technodictators

“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.

Huxley’s Brave New World

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

QUOTABLE: We're Living in Aldous Huxley's Nightmare, Not Orwell's

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

Turning To Harry Potter During The Trump Regime

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

Dystopian Novels Top Sellers After Donald Trump Presidency With George Orwell, Aldous Huxley And Ray Bradbury Topping Charts

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

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons..."

“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

Hanks+Watson+Boyega = Profit?

4 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I don't know. This- this doesn't look good. I'm hoping the source material, Dave Eggers' 2013 dystopian novel of the same name (built around elements from Aldous Huxley's 1932 book Brave New World and George Orwell's legendary 1949 novel...

Power of psychedelic drugs to lift mental distress shown in trials

In 1970 US authorities said drugs like LSD had no medical use, but two tests may just have proven that wrong When Aldous Huxley was dying in 1963, he asked his wife to inject him with LSD, and he passed away, she wrote afterwards, without any of the pain and distress that cancer can cause in the final hours. Show More Summary

Nothing Changes Until You Tell Yourself the Truth

Depending on your preferred quote, the truth will make you miserable, make you mad, and set you free... but not until it is finished with you. I take no comfort in contradicting James Garfield, Aldous Huxley, David Foster Wallace, and especially Jesus. Show More Summary

Watch Aldous Huxley Discuss 'Technodictators'

6 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

"All technology is in itself morally neutral." -Aldous Huxley

Harrison Bergeron – A Cautionary Tale

There is little doubt that the two definitive novels that present New World Order-style scenarios are George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The plot-lines, I should stress, are very different. Both novels, however, are decidedly grim, in terms of presenting a futuristic world, one...

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