Who says you canít correctly predict the future? Aldous Huxley and George Orwell did. Hear Neil Postman:
What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumble-puppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny ďfailed to take into account manís almost infinite appetite for distractions.Ē In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.
I need, two views of human nature presented by Huxley and two views of human nature presented by Orwell. Thanks, I need this asap! Social Homework! I wish I was good at social..there so little resources out there on the internet.. Thanks for helping me.