Amusing ourselves to death

I’m a big fan of authors like George Orwell (1984, Animal Farm) and Aldous Huxley (Brave New World). They both painted eerily accurate portraits of the kinds of problems we might encounter in future civilisations.

Here’s a brilliant cartoon that compares the ideas that Orwell and Huxley both had about the future, and how it appears that Huxley is the one who’s fears are a lot closer to being true than we would all care to admit.

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~ by humblemonkey on August 17, 2009.

One Response to “Amusing ourselves to death”

  1. Oh, dystopia!! I wrote an article on stem-cell research and once read that Brave New World inspired Bush’s stance on embryonic stem-cell research. Interesting . . .

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