People talk about the Prophet Orwell, but the Prophet Huxley has him beat.
Indeed! Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1931, envisioning that mad world some 600 years in the future. By the 1950's, he admitted he may have been off and it was happening a lot sooner, some of it happening then. He envisioned a portrait of a future world of instant nonsensical news, goods and resources are plentiful, children are created outside the womb in hatcheries and brainwashed in their education, citizens are conditioned to value consumption, and people enjoy drugs and recreational sex.