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.