In Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley and 1984 written by George Orwell the dystopian societies depend on technology to create a totalitarian society. Brave New World is a sequel to 1984, because Brave New World is an established dystopian society which uses technology in a much more pleasureable way, whereas in 1984 the technology is used in a much more aggressive manner. The technology used in both novels aids both governments in creating a totalitarian society, technology helps the government take control over all citizens, influence all of the peoples actions, and determine the people’s emotions. In 1984 technology inflicts fear and pain, whereas Brave New World promotes happiness and pleasure.
“BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” (Orwell 3), is a message that haunts the citizens of Oceania. Big Brother is the government in 1984, Big Brother is always able to see and hear everything the citizens say and do. The only way that the government has the capacity to perform this task is because of the telescreens and secret microphones around the city, “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away.” (Orwell 79) This acted as a measure of control for Big Brother towards the people. The people knew that if they were to go against the government in any way, Big Brother would find out and they would be terminated. “Huber (Galileo 's Revenge) believes Orwell was fundamentally wrong in assuming that electronic media would facilitate mind control. On the contrary, he argues, today 's telecommunications world-spanning cable television, personal computer networks, cellular phones and so for...
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