Huxley’s Brave New World Nightmare is Becoming a Geopolitical Reality

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The terrifying dystopian vision described by science fiction writer Aldous Huxley is not a description of the totalitarian states of the 20th century, but a creeping reflection of today’s reality, says Russian journalist Konstantin Syomin.

Source: Huxley’s Brave New World Nightmare is Becoming a Geopolitical Reality

US President Barack Obama looks through a virtual reality device at the booth of German automation company ifm electronic as he tours with the German chancellor the Hanover industrial Fair in Hanover, central Germany, on April 25, 2016http://sputniknews.com

3.05.2016

The terrifying dystopian vision described by science fiction writer Aldous Huxley is not a description of the totalitarian states of the 20th century, but a creeping reflection of today’s reality, says Russian journalist Konstantin Syomin.

Last week, visiting a technology fair in Hanover, as part of his trip to Germany, President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel tried on ‘virtual reality’ glasses. The president reacted to the technology, quipping that “it’s a brave new world!”

“It’s hard to find a more appropriate analogy,” Syomin said, recalling the Aldous Huxley novel of the same name published between the first and second world wars.

“Huxley described a future in which the world…

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