In HG Wells' "Men Like Gods" (1923) the Five Principles of Liberty which govern life in Utopia are:
* free movement
* unlimited knowledge
* free discussion
Written nearly 100 years ago for a fictional parallel universe, those principles should apply to our present day real world.
I made a joke about "Our Ford", when discussing the Transit van with work colleagues. I didn't get any laughter, just perplexed looks. 🙄 Is there anything worse than a punchline falling flat?
I then got into a long discussion about the themes in Huxley's Brave New World. That led to us talking about Men Like Gods, which reminded me of the Five Principles.
Thank you, Henry.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!