Test Tube Babies and Genetic Engineering
Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 sci-fi novel Brave New World spookily predicted, in many ways, the world in which we now live. Huxley hit the nail on the head when it comes to genetic engineering: test tube babies, cloning, genetic manipulation, and even designer children are all part of our modern society. But it goes deeper than that. Brave New World also features a throw-away consumerist society and a feel-good drug called soma - which has similarities to many modern anti-depressants.