It's almost ninety years since author Aldous Huxley penned his dystopian novel Brave New World.
In it, he predicted a time when technology would dominate, consumerism would rule and core beliefs and values would be banned.
Breakfast show host Bongani Bingwa says it's frightening that in this day and age we wouldn't want this 'Brave New World' any differently.
This is a world where people think they are always happy, always get what they want, and never want what they can’t have.— Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host
Is that not the world in which we live today? One in which we have become enslaved by a compulsion for easy pleasure without accountability and where a banal popular culture opiates the masses? A world where, day by day, big business encourages us to sacrifice our privacy and spy on friends and families through social media.— Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast show host
Making reference to the current Facebook data leak scandal Bingwa says it's worrying that people dont want to communicate directly these days, preferring to interact through social media and smartphones.
But do you know the most frightening thing about this Brave New World? We wouldn't want any other way!— Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast show host
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