Futuristic Visions In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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Is it a possibility that what one loves could potentially ruin them? Or, is it what one hates that will destroy them? These two opposing futuristic visions can be seen through Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984. Orwell’s viewpoint was that he saw the world turning into a captive place controlled by pain and deprivation. On the other hand, Huxley believed in the antithesis. Huxley suspected that society was going to be controlled by distraction and superficial happiness. In relation to Huxley’s viewpoint, technology today allows for people to have access to nearly anything imaginable. Items such as smartphones are a constant source of distraction and pleasure in many humans lives nowadays. Humans are beginning to be destroyed by what they love, as Huxley feared. Huxley’s vision for the future much more accurately parallels to today because of people’s consumption in and addiction to the world of technology. …show more content…
Huxley believed that the future will hold no need to ban books because no one would be interested in reading them. This is found to be slightly true today as many people would prefer not to spend their time reading, but instead on some type of device. A survey of 2,558 US parents and children carried out by YouGov and Scholastic shows how the number of children who say they enjoy reading for fun has dropped 10% in just the past five years. Out of the parents, 71% of them stated: “I wish my child would do more things that did not involve screen time” (Flood). Reading helps a child to gain knowledge as well as expand their imagination, but the technology many seem to find themselves captivated by only helps to prove the vision that people are becoming a version of a slave to their

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