March 8, 2011

This is Straight Out of an Aldous Huxley Novel.


Da' Vane said...

Whoa! This is Jennifer Government (by Max Berry) coming to life!

In it, people love corporations so much, they actually change their surnames to that of the corporation. Corporations "sponsor" schools, and other institutions, and all those who use it - such as kids in schools - change their name to the corporation sponsoring it. Finally, Government itself becomes just another corporation - and agents working for the government all have their surname changed to government. Hence the title - Jennifer Government is the full name of the protagonist, a government agent called Jennifer. Those who establish their own companies use the surname Enterprises, as seen by one of Jennifer's allies - Violet Enterprises. You can find it at Jennifer Government

Fiercecalm said...

I wrote an essay in school that was turned into a play about something similar.
They owned everyone right down to their clothing they wore. If you worked for a company, you lived in their buildings, shopped in their markets, and watched their cable channels. There were designated corporate areas depending on your "rank" in the world.
Sony was the worst of them and people were constantly trying to get promoted into the highest echelon of ownership.

I thought it was a fictional tale.

Ezzie said...

"Shock Doctrine" is a really good book.

Fiercecalm said...

I have read pieces but not the entire thing. I may have to now.