'It's frightening how we wouldn't want Huxley's 'brave new world' any other way

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.

READ: Facebook exposed many South Africans’ data (which was then sold on) in huge leak

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

READ: Technobyte: Facebook privacy scare a hoax

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.

ALSO READ: Facebook privacy options have changed - they are now simpler

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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