01-31-2010, 09:59 AM
Join Date: May 2008
| | Re: ITS THE END OF THE WORLD (as we know it)
Does anyone recall reading the book "Brave New World" in high school or college?
It was written by Aldous Huxley in the 30's. In it, he painted a world of the future (90's I believe) where the media fully controlled consumer decisions. People self medicated with a legal drug that induced euphoria and a sense of well-being (depression was unacceptable). Children were born in test tubes and assigned a societal rank: alpha, beta, delta and raised in conditioning facilities that saw to their every need instead of being raised in a family. Society abandoned the concept of monogamy and marriage. There was instead, basically social networking to meet romantic partners.
He was a little early in his forecast, but we're getting there.