April 19, 2016

Does Art Imitate Reality?

Category: Thoughts — chuckie @ 12:12 am

If you ever watch old episodes of the original Start Trek You’d be amazed to see some of the things that were then art, television prop art that are now our reality.  Amazing…

Knowledge is power...

Knowledge is power…

In that same vain, an author by the name of Aldous Huxley wrote the book Brave New World in 1931.  I have surmised that If you had read the book [1930] then, you may have seen it as a clear example of science fiction.  The reality he was describing could clearly never happen in the real world.  Or at least not in the foreseeable future. But if you read the book today, and had no idea when it was originally published, it would raise the classic question as to whether art imitates reality or vice versa.  I’ll leave that question unanswered, but I’d recommend to anyone who hasn’t read that book to get their hands on a copy as soon as possible. It will probably scare you, but it’s well worth the time.

For more background on the book try here: CLICK