I have heard so much about Brave New World and after One Hand Clapping in which Burgess shows us, that the world has been going to shit for quite some time, I decided to finally dive into it and read some dystopian fiction. And I liked it.
All of this must have seemed pretty crazy in 1932, but from today’s perspective, I think Brave New World is not that far fetched and THAT is actually a pretty scary fact. If you think about it, technology is not what’s holding us back from engaging in such a future – if we wanted, we could breed, clone and condition humans according to Huxleys vision in no time. Our last two straws in preventing it are probably ethics and moral and I do not want to know what this novel would have looked like, if Huxley had written it after WW II.