Adolus Huxley who wrote “Brave New World” and George Orwell, author of “1984” had conflicting visions of the future that were both right and wrong. They both viewed two sides of human nature at its extremes. This comic perfectly describes the paradox.
The yin/yang of human nature is pulling and pushing us. In some people one is stronger than the other. We see societies where one form of government is stronger, like the Orwellian North Korea or Iran, and then we have a Huxley style society like the US which feeds to the wants of the people and tries to get them dependent on the nanny state. Both are bad for the human race. People need to be independent for the state.