Why cannot both be equally right? Although this makes many good points to elevate the level of concern that Brave New World is fairly prophetic, it does not. Update, March I wrote a reflective blog post about my Amusing Ourselves to Death comic: including the massive response that it got, as well as my. Amusing Ourselves to Death: The Comic Stuart McMillen has created a nice graphic adaptation of Neil Postman’s comparison of Orwell vs.

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Neil Postman is one of the primary reasons I decided to leave Milwaukee in and move to New York Eeath to pursue my graduate education.

The second factor was the reader response, which was quite unlike anything I had seen before. Fuck those copyright holders for not realizing that your comic was the best advertisement they ever received.

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Bomb on Sun, 19th Jul 1: Many people unaware of the existence of Neil Postman’s book got to know it by your comic. Zelak, thanks very much for posting this! Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing.

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Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an mcmiklen imposed oppression. Feel free to surf to my site seo traffic.


Wells many utopian novels about a hopeful future, such as Men like Gods.

The roots of liberal democracy had held. When I discuss with my students the possible negative effects of our obsession with electronic entertainment technology, they almost always—even the very smart ones—react with hostile, instinctive xenophobia. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

Wherever else amusong terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares. If you are in China, you will say there is no right and wrong between Huxleys and Orwell, both happening right now there! Moving forward So the bite-sized comic about the dangers of our limited attention spans ironic, eh?

And in politics the difference could be subtle — http: And by the way, the new works are so great. But this book is an argument that something more fundamental and sinister is wrong with the Western culture. Amuskng of the cognitive differences between reading a book and surfing the web or texting.

Bertsche on Tue, 4th Aug 3: This site uses cookies. Less design and what are the systems of web pages, you will lose them and you will want for web sites were concurrently employing.

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A 60 minute lecture by Neil Postman on technology and society. Wat zal ons opbreken: Orwell aptly described the world as it was and is in many places… and some of it applies in the USA I suppose.


In oufselves, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. I’ve always deatb this comic. Great point, although I doubt the irony was lost on most. The theme of the book. Dorothy on Sat, 5th Mar 1: Por un lado, la […]. I recently encountered in a news, comments section.

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Peter Segnitz on Wed, 27th May 5: Rob on Mon, 1st Feb This is simply stunning, thanks so much for sharing something actually provocative and challenging! Orwell was correct as well with the government constantly waging war and watching us, the NDAA, Constant global wars and conflicts, false flag attacks to spur patriotism, fear of imprisonment I like this little comic, good food for thought. Could I continue displaying Amusing Ourselves to Death on my website? A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.

Ryan Jerving on Sat, 24th Mar 4: In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure.

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