by César Tort
“An irrefutable hypothesis
is a sure-fire sign of a pseudoscience.”
—Terence Hines 
According to Jeffrey Meyers’ biography of George Orwell, right after Nineteen Eighty-Four was published, Aldous Huxley wrote to Orwell telling that he did not believe that hard totalitarianism would be the chosen way of the future. Instead of a boot stomping on a human face forever, a soft totalitarian system could be devised.