Watch Aldous Huxley Discuss 'Technodictators'
In 1958, Mike Wallace interviewed Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World. At the time, Huxley foresaw an impending hellish future of overpopulation, dictatorship, and media-powered brainwashing. Fifty-eight years later, it's interesting to assess which parts of Huxley's vision still resonate.
"All technology is in itself morally neutral. These are just powers which can either be used well or ill, it's the same thing with atomic energy. We can either use it to blow ourselves up, or we can use it as a substitute for the coal and the oil which are running out." -Aldous Huxley
Have a look, and stick around during the credits so you can hear some extra bits:
For a transcript and much more, check out this Blank on Blank page.
For the full Mike Wallace interview, have a look: