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In HG Wells' "Men Like Gods" (1923) the Five Principles of Liberty which govern life in Utopia are:
* privacy
* free movement
* unlimited knowledge
* truthfulness
* free discussion

Written nearly 100 years ago for a fictional parallel universe, those principles should apply to our present day real world.

Connections.

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.

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