Tag: Brave New World

  • While you read…Brave New World

    Using the format of a blog, comment at the end of each reading session on both the substance of your reading and its effects on you. Record pages or sections on which you are commenting. Record your impressions of characters, events, conflicts, descriptions. Record responses to your own questions. Record questions about the novel as […]

  • Should machines be “smarter” than humans?

    Start here(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity). Are any of Huxley’s machines “smart”? Does Huxley’s future have any need for computation? Why, why not? Consider Huxley, what would be a “predicted future event believed to precede immense technological progress in an unprecedentedly brief time”?(Look at a the real world goal of Zyvex) Is Asimov enough? What would Young Macduff give […]

  • Are lobsters immortal?

    A quick search at wikipedia can help you find out. Hint: The Hayflick limit.