Aldous Huxley, the author of the science fiction novel Brave New World made predictions regarding scientific discovery and social morality. All though most science fiction authors make predictions for the future, Huxley was particularly good at it. It may not seem blatantly obvious at first glance of reading Brave New World, but after closer studies you can see that many things he wrote that may have seemed completely fictional are not to far from the truth in today's society. Considering the fact that the first copies of Brave New World were printed in 1932 it makes Huxley's brave predictions seem pretty astonishing. Not only were his scientific predictions some what accurate, but his predictions he made on social morality to a certain extent, came true.
The first scientific advance that Huxley hit one was hypnopaedia, also know as sleep-learning. In Brave New World it was used to warp people brain to think what ever the hypnopaedia suggested. It manipulated children at a young age to thing what ever they wanted them to think, like, and dislike. The director in Brave New world when talking about the hypnopaedia methods they use mentioned, "The child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions. Suggestions from the State" (Huxley, 16). However, hypnopaedia is not far from happening these days of course in different reasons. Instead of warping peoples minds it would be used to help people intelligence. People sleep on average twenty-two years in there life and people are constantly trying to develop a way to use nighttime as a time for learning. Although hypnopaedia is not widely practiced today it is being tested and the tests are very interesting. Two scientists by the name of Fox and Robin test Chinese men by whispering Chinese words and there English equivalent.