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Conceive a world-society developed materially far beyond the wildest dreams of America. Unlimited power, derived partly from the artificial disintegration of atoms, partly from the actual annihilation of matter through the union of electrons and protons to form radiation, completely abolished the whole grotesque burden of drudgery which hitherto had seemed the inescapable price of civilization, nay of life itself. The vast economic routine of the world-community was carried on by the mere touching of appropriate buttons. Transport, mining, manufacture, and even agriculture were performed in this manner. And indeed in most cases the systematic co-ordination of these activities was itself the work of self-regulating machinery. Thus, not only was there no longer need for any human beings to spend their lives in unskilled monotonous labour, but further, much that earlier races would have regarded as highly skilled though stereotyped work, was now carried on by machinery. Only the pioneering of industry, the endless exhilarating research, invention, design and reorganization, which is incurred by an ever-changing society, still engaged the minds of men and women. And though this work was of course immense, it could not occupy the whole attention of a great world-community. Thus very much of the energy of the race was free to occupy itself with other no less difficult and exacting matters, or to seek recreation in its many admirable sports and arts. Materially every individual was a multi-millionaire, in that he had at his beck and call a great diversity of powerful mechanisms; but also he was a penniless friar, for he had no vestige of economic control over any other human being. He could fly through the upper air to the ends of the earth in an hour, or hang idle among the clouds all day long. His flying machine was no cumbersome aeroplane, but either a wingless aerial boat, or a mere suit of overalls in which he could disport himself with the freedom of a bird. Not only in the air, but in the sea also, he was free. He could stroll about the ocean bed, or gambol with the deep-sea fishes. And for habitation he could make his home, as he willed, either in a shack in the wilderness or in one of the great pylons which dwarfed the architecture even of the American age. He could possess this huge palace in loneliness and fill it with his possessions, to be automatically cared for without human service; or he could join with others and create a hive of social life. All these amenities he took for granted as the savage takes for granted the air which he breathes. And because they were as universally available as air, no one craved them in excess, and no one grudged another the use of them.
Mustapha Mond paused, put down the first book and, picking up the other, turned over the pages. “Take this, for example,” he said, and in his deep voice once more began to read: “’A man grows old; he feels in himself that radical sense of weakness, of listlessness, of discomfort, which accompanies the advance of age; and, feeling thus, imagines himself merely sick, lulling his fears with the notion that this distressing condition is due to some particular cause, from which, as from an illness, he hopes to recover. Vain imaginings! That sickness is old age; and a horrible disease it is.They say that it is the fear of death and of what comes after death that makesmen turn to religion as they advance in years. But my own experience has given me the conviction that, quite apart from any such terrors or imaginings, thereligious sentiment tends to develop as we grow older; to develop because, asthe passions grow calm, as the fancy and sensibilities are less excited and lessexcitable, our reason becomes less troubled in its working, less obscured by theimages, desires and distractions, in which it used to be absorbed; whereuponGod emerges as from behind a cloud; our soul feels, sees, turns towards thesource of all light; turns naturally and inevitably; for now that all that gave tothe world of sensations its life and charms has begun to leak away from us, nowthat phenomenal existence is no more bolstered up by impressions from withinor from without, we feel the need to lean on something that abides, somethingthat will never play us false-a reality, an absolute and everlasting truth. Yes, weinevitably turn to God; for this religious sentiment is of its nature so pure, sodelightful to the soul that experiences it, that it makes up to us for all our otherlosses.”’ Mustapha Mond shut the book and leaned back in his chair. “One ofthe numerous things in heaven and earth that these philosophers didn’t dreamabout was this” (he waved his hand), “us, the modern world. ’You can onlybe independent of God while you’ve got youth and prosperity; independencewon’t take you safely to the end.’ Well, we’ve now got youth and prosperityright up to the end. What follows? Evidently, that we can be independent ofGod. ’The religious sentiment will compensate us for all our losses.’ But therearen’t any losses for us to compensate; religious sentiment is superfluous. Andwhy should we go hunting for a substitute for youthful desires, when youthfuldesires never fail? A substitute for distractions, when we go on enjoying all theold fooleries to the very last? What need have we of repose when our mindsand bodies continue to delight in activity? of consolation, when we have soma?of something immovable, when there is the social order?