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Neil Postman once stated Huxleys vision is more relevant today than is Orwells Neil was of course refering to Aldous Huxleys Brave New World and George Orwells 1984 both chilling prophecies of the future of humanity gone terribly wrong Although one could agree with Neals view of Huxleys Brave New World where life is taken down to only the most trivial of entertainment lack of family love or individuality it would be horribly blind to miss the elements of Orwells 1984 coming through our society as well Orwells fear of the truth being concealed banned books and a captive humanity show as true as Huxleys views Our world today has many of the same elements that once only seemed to be fictional prophecies Parts of each of these works are becoming or have become reality In 1984 it was couples put together by the government for the purpose of autonomous children In Brave New World it was children simply being produced in factories There is an equal share from each in the world todayWhich brings us to today Todays medical state is out of control Any scientist can easily play god In an article in the San Luis Opisbo Times it was stated that a Canadian couple was paying an unnamed company 250000 to make a clone of their daughter killed at 3 in an accident in a laboratory built in an unnamed third world country Today it is possible to make a clone of an entire human being With the speed of technology today an entire factory capable of producing human replicas at a decent speed and price could be only a few decades off It is entirely too close to Huxleys Bokanovskification to be ignored Opposing Huxleys views were of course the views of Orwell In Orwells vision people were robbed of their privacy by telescreens mounted anywhere one could be fit Were one step ahead Who needs telescreens when today we have
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