Justin Taylor put up a valuable post quoting Neil Postman's classic Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business in which Postman argued Huxley’s dystopia was coming to fruition more than that of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949):
Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing.
Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression.
But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books.
What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.