Science fiction or almost reality

When Aldous Huxley outlined his dystopia, Brave New World, in the early 1930s, he had no idea of the coming rapidity of advances in science. As early as 1946 he wrote in his foreword to the new edition:

So, on the whole, Utopia seems a lot closer to us than anyone could have imagined just fifteen years ago. At that time I placed my Utopia six hundred years ahead in the future. Today you might think that horror will catch up with us within the next hundred years. Provided, of course, that in the meantime we won’t pulverize ourselves and our planet.

Due to today's advances in gene technology and computer technology, the author raises important and relevant questions in his novel: Would a perfectly wealthy society without outsiders, otherness, and aging be...

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