Monday, March 31, 2014

Orwell vs Huxley

The ongoing debate between the futures described by Orwell and Huxley continues. Here's a graphic that shows the main differences.

The associated article makes some good points as well.

The most striking parallel of course is that both men foresaw the future as totalitarian rather than democratic and free.
Both Big Brother’s world and the Brave New World are ruled by authoritarian elites of a basically socialist/communist nature, whose only real purpose is the maintenance of their own power and privileges.

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