Oppression In Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World

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Without innovations in technology, the world would not be where it is today. From the old, bulky computers to supercomputers capable of sending man to space, technology has shaped the lives of everyone by creating a globally connected world. The advancement of technology, however, also advances the threat of oppression. George Orwell, in 1984, cautions that society will be oppressed through the restriction of information. Conversely, Neil Postman contests Orwell’s dark dystopia, stating that Aldous Huxley’s vision in A Brave New World, where the overload of information and distractions captivates contemporary society, is more applicable today than ever, a view that is true today. American culture thrives on trivial matters—celebrity news, TV shows, and social media, such as Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat. This obsession with popular culture …show more content…

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