Which one do you think that successfully predicted our future? (Huxley, Orwell, Atwood, Zamyatin, Lenin)

Which one do you think that successfully predicted our future? (Huxley, Orwell, Atwood, Zamyatin, Le… by Tony Garcia

Answer by Tony Garcia:

I find this desire to believe that one can predict the future disturbing. Perhaps it stems from a need to exert some control over the uncertainties of life, or it’s simply a desire to absolve oneself of responsibility for one’s lot—I don’t know. But I do not subscribe to this notion that one’s behavior, from self-abnegating to hedonistic, is preordained.

What I do know is that the authors you’ve referenced were not predicting the future. Rather, they were describing then-extant circumstances with the hope of stimulating conversation, awareness and thus change.

Which one do you think that successfully predicted our future? (Huxley, Orwell, Atwood, Zamyatin, Lenin)

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