19 May 2015

Huxley Was Too Modest

I immediately thought of Brave New World when I saw this story. I really think the exciting combination of Orwell's and Huxley's visions that we are to experience in the near, near future will be something to write about-- assuming anyone Catholic lives to do so.

"Going to the Feelies this evening, Henry?" enquired the Assistant Predestinator. "I hear the new one at the Alhambra is first-rate. There's a love scene on a bearskin rug; they say it's marvellous. Every hair of the bear reproduced. The most amazing tactual effects."

-- from Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

1 comment:

Konstantin said...

What most people seem to ignore that Aldous Huxley most likely was an insider. His family was deep into Evolutionism/Eugenics. His grandfather was nicknamed "Darwin's Bulldog". His brother Julian was the first director of the UNESCO, a lifelong member of the British Eugenics Society, and a pioneer in the field of transhumanism. We have to detach ourselves from the idea that Aldous Huxley was some type of prophet who by chance came up with this absolutely dystopian book. He probably only picked his brother's brain.