Monday, December 31, 2007

Brave New World

Brave New World, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

"The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the winds, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a labratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. . . . .
'And this,' said the Director opening the door, 'is the Fertilizing Room.'"
- Aldous Huxlely
Brave New World
Chapter One: parts of paragraphs 2 & 3.

As 2007 ends, I am reading an old view of the future. Too much of it is here now.

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