On a two day business trip to Miami and one of the books I brought along for airport reading was Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World Revisited’. It’s a non-fiction review of the world in the late ’50s and where it might be headed. Huxley frequently compares/contrasts what he wrote about in his 1931 book ‘Brave New World’ to George Orwell’s ‘1984’. This is a re-read for me and once again I find myself shaking my head at just how frightenly accurate Huxley’s predictions were about what could and would happen. You don’t have to be familiar with the original ‘BNW’ to understand ‘Revisited’.
Does anyone else have examples of writers looking and thinking ahead then getting it right with their predictions/warnings?