Sunday, February 27, 2011


Media scholar Neil Postman wrote of both the “Huxleyan Warning” in his 1985 “Amusing Ourselves to Death”. He compared two paths the human race can potentially take – we will either become an “Orwellian” culture, in which we are watched, regulated and controlled by “Big Brother” (also interpreted as technology and those bodies that govern it). Alternately, we will form a “Huxleyan” culture, where said control be imposed upon us by our own choice.

Now think about how much time of “your” time you spend with “your” technology – “your” cell phone, “your” Facebook, “your” computer.

Where are we headed?

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