The following image offers a very powerful insight into the present state of civilization. The author is clearly attempting to make the case that Huxley was 'more correct' than Orwell in terms of prediction. I would like to offer an alternative thesis - but first, the image: I don't think Orwell was wrong; I think Orwell was warning us about one possible outcome. There are many nations on this planet that have fallen into the hell Orwell described. Huxley, however, was wise enough to see the dangers of the 'next level up.' We live in that 'next level up', and - as Huxley claimed - it has proven to be unsustainable. We are now in a period of instability and upheaval. The economy is in shambles, there is poverty all around, and less privileged outside groups are perceived (rightfully or not) as 'threatening' our society (through terrorism, illegal immigration, 'unfair' economic competition, etc). My thesis is this: We are presently in a Huxlian 'future' that is presently unraveling for the reasons he predicted. The way 'down' is into an Orwellian nightmare. The way 'up' is uncharted territory - and Anonymous is a pioneer into that territory. Mr. Postman's argument raises a number of fantastic points, but he clearly is not familiar with the cute cat theory, which challenges his assumption that a 'sea of irrelevance' must inherently undermine progress. Thoughts?