I read this article from Wired News, “Down With Happiness: Drugs. Implants. Virtual reality. Do we really want joy 24/7?,” and couldn’t help but think about Brave New World (which the author references along with Wells’ The Time Machine) and the prophetic collection of essays Huxley published near the end of his life, Brave New World Revisited. It relates Huxley’s social and political anxieties, combining his own fears from BNW with those of George Orwell’s 1984. A great book, and despite its age, a relevant one too. It’s short. Check it out.