Everything is online — our money, our friends, our businesses.
For so many of us who live our lives online, it only makes sense that we take dating online too.
Ordering a pair of Delta-Minus attendants to get his helicopter ready for flight, Bernard betrays his insecurity about his size.
The lower castes associate larger size with higher status, so he has trouble getting them to follow his orders.
He holds unorthodox beliefs about sexual relationships, sports, and community events.
When the genial Benito Hoover strikes up a conversation, Bernard rushes away.
Lenina and Henry fly off on their date in Henry’s helicopter, and look down upon their world in perfect contentment.
When Lenina tells Bernard in front of a big group of coworkers that she accepts his invitation to see the Savage Reservation, Bernard reacts with embarrassment.
His suggestion that they discuss it privately confuses Lenina. Bernard feels terrible because Lenina behaved like a “healthy and virtuous English girl”—that is, someone unafraid of discussing her sexual life in public.
Humans have been judging each other’s relative attractiveness since the beginning of sex, but with the rise of the internet, that animal activity got a digital boost.