Almost immediately, the press invoked George Orwell to characterize the drama unfolding around Edward Snowden's revelation of the NSA's digitally omniscient domestic surveillance program. It should have been Aldous Huxley.
Aldous Huxley And The NSA Leaker IRS Supervisor In DC Was Obama Donor, Scrutinized Tea Party Cases Senate To Pass Immigration Bill With Over 70 Votes Not That It Matters, But Obama's Approval Rating Appears To Be Dropping Turkish...
Stupid internet content is Aldous Huxley's drug Soma come to life.
“..there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon…” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1932) The controversy over Jim Allister’s SpAd Bill has thrown a different light upon a settlement [...]
In his essay The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley describes his experiences after taking a dose of mescaline. At the end of the book, he makes this observation: That humanity at large will ever be able to dispense with Artificial Paradises seems very unlikely. Show More Summary
In his famed book Brave New World Aldous Huxley writes about the feelies, movies that engage all of our senses. A team at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology is reaching towards Huxley’s famed movies, focusing first on the sense of smell. The team recently demoed their new prototype device at IEEE’s Virtual Reality Conference. The TV [...]Show More Summary
Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley Six months ago I wrote an article called Are You Seeing What I’m Seeing?, describing my observations while traveling along Ridge Pike in Montgomery County, PA and motoring to my local Lowes store on a Saturday. Show More Summary
The two big La Brea mixed-use projects under construction now, which we've known as the Carl's Jr.-killer and the Jons-killer for years now, are getting some much classier (and literarier!) names. Say...
Via Gordon T Long, An Orwellian America As a young man, I voraciously read George Orwell’s “1984”, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Alvin Toffler's trilogy which included "Future Shock"', "The Third Wave" and "Power Shift". During the era of the Vietnam War, I wondered seriously about the future and how it was destined to unfold. Show More Summary
What Aldous Huxley's misogynism has to do with children's books, the optimism of darkness, and modern love. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.
Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley I woke up this past Saturday morning and opened my local paper to find out that all was well. An AssociatedShow More Summary
As guilt goes, I have very little when it comes to reading. There are, however a few famous novels that I should have read but, as of today, have not. They are: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Most people read this in high school. I didn't. Show More Summary
I doubt that George Orwell needs ‘George Orwell Day’. Aldous Huxley, Henry Green, J.G. Ballard, each of those dead writers might benefit from a bit of sponsorship, and so might we.… Continue reading The post Do we need George Orwell Day? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
"A favorite gathering place for the emigres was the farmers' market on Fairfax Avenue and Third Street, which reminded them of European markets. There the Aldous Huxleys and the Stravinskys became inseparable friends in the mid-1940s. Show More Summary
Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and films like “Gattaca” painted a grim, futuristic world where science empties humanity of its humanity. But what if the future is now? In the 1997 film “Gattaca,” Vincent, the narrator and protagonist, tells the audience that he will “never understand what possessed [his] mother to put her faith in [...]
Here. I forgot to mention yesterday that another notable Jack died on 22 November 1963. Aldous Huxley also died on this date.
Girls from the age of 13 have been provided with contraception in schools, particularly the long-lasting type of contraception given by injection, without their parents' knowledge. It reminds me of Aldous Huxley’s dystopia Brave New World, in which all females are fitted with the “Malthusian belt”, an infallible method of contraception which allowed them to [...]
We live in a world of soundbites, in which context is breezily relegated to the shadows and hysteria is positively encouraged. As Aldous Huxley observed, “an unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling falsehood” — and, in our age, how they are. Show More Summary
Doors of Perception author Aldous Huxley requested a dose of LSD as he succumbed to laryngeal cancer in 1963. Three weeks later, Huxley’s widow, Laura Archera, wrote a letter describing the experience (“the most beautiful death”) to her brother-in-law. Today the prescription of psychedelic drugs to terminally ill patients is less uncommon than you might [...]Show More Summary
The personal is the political --Carol Hanisch That second dose of soma had raised a quite impenetrable wall between the actual universe and their minds --Brave New World, Aldous Huxley _________________________ A few additional thoughts...Show More Summary