Huxley ou Orwell: Quem estava certo?

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Ao contrario do que eu tenho pensado, as tecnicas para conduzir a humanidade a robotizacao nao serao uma soma do brave new World mais o Big Brother. No texto abaixofica patente a diferenca, quando Huxley sugeriu que sera o que nos apreciamos que levara a nossa ruina ( nossos vicios), enquanto Orwell sugeriu que a tirania da estupidez seria imposta de for a, entao seria o que nos odiamos que seria a nossa ruina.

O texto abaixo foi extraido do prefacio do livro de Neil Postman, Our amusements leading us to our death, que esta em outro artigo aqui, como free PDF.  Devo pensar nesse paradox, porem de antemao, minha teoia esta sugerindo o mesmo que Huxley, porem como a Matrix vem de dentro e de fora de nos

, e possivel que a verdade final seja justo um meio-termo entre Huzxley e Orwell. O que odiamos que nos seria imposto o sera’ pelos revezes e catastrofes do meio-ambiente atraves do qual a Matrix express sua direcao do nosso destino.

Reler, traduzir e pensar nisto:

https://libcom.org/files/Neil%20Postman%20-%20Amusing%20Ourselves%20to%20Death.pdf

We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.

But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision,

there was another—slightly older, slightly less well known,

equally chilling: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Contrary to

common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell

did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be

overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But 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.

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. 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. Orwell

feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley

feared those who would give us so much that we would be

reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth

would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be

drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become

a

captive

culture.

Huxley

feared

we

would

become

a

trivial

culture,

preoccupied

with

some

equivalent

of

the

feelies,

the

orgy

porgy,

and

the

centrifugal

bumblepuppy.

As

Huxley

re-

marked 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.”

In

1984,

Huxley

added,

people

are

controlled

by

inflicting

pain.

In

Brave

New

World,

they

are

controlled

by

inflicting

pleasure.

In

short,

Orwell

feared

that

what

we

hate

will

ruin

us.

Huxley

feared

that

what

we

love

will

ruin

us.

This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell,

was right

 

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