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Virtual Artifact*

"These," he said gravely, "are unpleasant facts; I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant."
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 2

--- An accessory after the artifact:

"... one of the major instruments of social stability!"

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"Till at last 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 desires and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions... Suggestions from the State."
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 2

--- De-Termination vs. Determinism

"And that," put in the Director sententiously, "that is the secret of happiness and virtue-liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny."
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 1

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"O brave new world," he repeated. "O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once."

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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_artifact