Steven Spielberg's Company is Making Huxley's Brave New World into a TV Series

Anne Wed, 12/16/2015 - 14:32

Amblin Television, a company owned by Steven Spielberg, is turning the book "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley into a script for a new Syfy channel TV series

"Brave New World — ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library — is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in "hatcheries." Those who won’t conform are forced onto "reservations," until one of the "savages" challenges the system, threatening the entire social order."

read more here: If you haven't read the book, you may be surprised how far along down this path we've ventured. Although Huxley wrote this book in 1932, it could have been written by today. Today's society easily qualifies in the "rampant consumerism" category. And, you can't deny that Prozac and other serotonin reuptake inhibitors have altered the minds of millions of Americans. We aren't quite exclusively hatching designer babies, but the technology is there. I don't know about you, I'd be one of those non-compliant savages. I gotta hand it to Spielberg though. At least in this instance he's producing a show addressing societies slippery slope into tyranny. We should always praise people when they get it right. What do you think? Are you going to watch this new TV show? Or, will you just stick with the book?

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