January 8, 2017

Aldous Huxley on technology's threat to democracy

“… [T]he passion for power is one of the most moving passions that exists in man. And, after all, all democracies are based on the proposition that power is very dangerous, and that it’s extremely important not to let any one man or any one small group to have too much power for too long a time....And all of these new devices are extremely efficient instruments for the imposition of power by small groups over larger masses.”
— Aldous Huxley

Source: A 1958 interview of Huxley by TV newsman Mike Wallace.