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The World Set Free by H.G. Wells

He books always as message and the future. In this book, he used a word for the first time in this this world “atom bomb” and we see this in the second world war where this thing was used.

Before writing and thinking the book he read a paper on radium and the energy it posses we lead to forword thinking something called called atom bomb which was unknown then , the radioactivity study before it was there simply blows away your mind, it was unbelievable.

Whatever he thought in that time has become possible or will become possible, he was the first one to think about the attack from Mars (in science fiction ) though idea was of his brother Frank, but he took it to the next level a the heat rotating gadget use by the them in the book.
He also was critical about the misuse of the invention we do and believed that our invention will end our civilization , he visualized the world wars in his book before anyone and a brilliant idea of the time machine and the 4th dimension as such to locate the position of the object the space.

Published as both “The Last War” and “The World Set Free” this work of Wells is often lauded as his great predictor of the atomic bomb and nuclear warfare. But it is something far more important, it is his “Republic” and his version of Plato’s dialogues.

In “The World Set Free” he updates Plato’s thoughts on the perfectly ordered society founded on not Classical but Modernist principles. His “invention” of the atomic bomb is merely a MacGuffin that he utilizes to create the basis for a Utopian reset of society based on nuclear power, socialism, and a well-educated citizenry. His philosopher-king is Marcus Karenin, a member of the Committee of Education and Reconstruction of the World Republic. He expresses the purpose and goal of the government’s empowerment of the universal Man through education in the following passage:

“Education is the release of man from self. You have to widen the horizons of your children, encourage and intensify their curiosity, and their creative impulses, and cultivate and enlarge their sympathies. That is what you are for….Philosophy, discovery, art, every sort of skill, every sort of service, love; these are the means of salvation from that narrow loneliness of desire, that brooding preoccupation with self and egotistical relationships, which is hell for the individual, treason to the race, and exile from God…”

In essence, by reconciling science and the arts in this “Efflorescence” period of Man Wells formulates a post-Modernist system open to the Emotive, integrated with the Other, and built upon a rational base. Here Wells attempts to forge a world that balances the dual aspects of the human experience for the benefit of all. As he describes this society of plenty, instantaneous communication, and freedom of movement Wells anticipates our globalized world without the inequalities of Late Capitalism.

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