Aldous Huxley:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a British writer best known for his novels and essays. He completed his first (unpublished) novel at seventeen; he is best known to sf readers as the writer of Brave New World, a dystopian novel published in 1932. He also wrote many fascinating works on psychology and religion, including The Doors of Perception and The Perennial Philosophy.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Alpha Plus
Intervening in the physical development of humans can result in enhancements.

Brave New World (1932)

Artificial Womb - very early use of concept
A room in which a human embryo waits for the necessary months as a fetus, preparing for birth (decanting).

Brave New World (1932)

Bokanovsky's Process
A very early description of cloning.

Brave New World (1932)

Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy
Futuristic children's game.

Brave New World (1932)

Feelies (Feely)
Device adds the tactile element to entertainment.

Brave New World (1932)

Hypnopædia (Sleep-Teaching) - learn while asleep
The idea that a person can learn explicit subject matter while sleeping.

Brave New World (1932)

Scent-Organ
A device that output specified odors.

Brave New World (1932)


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