These ideas of art imitating life (or vice versa in Orwell) may just represent the Dystopia many of us hope to never happen. The consumerist, selfish and oblivious people that are represented in the above video (while they're an exaggeration) are similar to what we see in our own culture today. We aim to be individualistic, as is common in western culture, yet we still all want to act/look/be the same.
We have a distorted view of beauty and will pay a fortune just to be like everyone else. Even the concept of 'reality' television is a fake, scripted and tacky representation of how we should be, not what we are.
|Heidi Montag from reality show Laguna Beach -|
Before and after her extensive plastic surgery
Orwell, G 1949, 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', New York. Harcourt, Brace & Co.