Saturday Night – Film Night
Here’s an extraordinary find!
A 1958 interview with Brave New World author Aldous Huxley
It’s well worth listening to because of the themes he explores
And because he’s bang on with what he said would happen!
might as well have put away her crystal ball
as this visionary writer looked into our future.
You’ll be shocked and surprised at what you hear.
NB – disregard the first few seconds. I’m told they were usually messy like that at the dawn of TV broadcasting
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Much of his work deals with the conflict between the interests of the individual and society, often focusing on the problem of self-realization within the context of social responsibility.
Brave New World, published in 1932, imagined a fictional future in which free will and individuality were sacrificed to achieve complete social stability.
Brave New World depicted a dystopian (anti-utopian) world in which a totalitarian government controlled society by the use of science and technology.
Today’s Brave New World
Here’s an interesting article speculating how experts, computer algorithms, datasets and money helped sway the vote towards Brexit in the UK and towards Mr Trump in the US Presidential race to power
We will never more be sure that what drives our vote is our own personal convictions
PS Anyone around today to tell us exactly what society will be like in 2077?