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Amusing ourselves to death

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Inspired by this webcomic here http://thecuriousbrain.com/?p=15130 and this Neil Postman quotes from here https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/41963.Neil_Postman. Images are from all over the internet, if someone is yours and you want me to take it out pls let me know. The future according to Huxley versus Orwell

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Amusing ourselves to death

  1. 1. Am using Ourselves to Death!
  2. 2. What Orwell feared were those who would ban books….
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Orwell feared those who would 
 deprive us of information.
  5. 5. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism.
  6. 6. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us
  7. 7. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.
  8. 8. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture.
  9. 9. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, 
 the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumble puppy.
  10. 10. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions.
  11. 11. In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain.
  12. 12. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure.
  13. 13. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us
  14. 14. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.
  15. 15. In Huxley's vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. ` As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
  16. 16. Neil Postman's most popular work Grab it here: https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Ourselves-Death-Introduction-Communication/dp/1433119307