Our Dystopia, the worst of both worlds
Orwell’s vs. Huxley’s dystopias (1984 vs. Brave New World)
Unsettlingly, Orwell is gaining on Huxley
So who wins? Huxley retains a slight advantage in my view because a perpetual 1984 reign of terror may be less viable over time than a BNW technotopia where few would be sober enough to rebel. But the growth in size and scope of government in recent decades has narrowed Huxley’s lead, and that is sobering. More.
Reality check: It is likely impossible to achieve Brave New World without a generous dose of 1984.
See also: Europe learning to live with terror? Why not?