Both books are vastly different and fall short slightly in their predictions (or plan as with Aldous Huxley, in their own way) Before I give my take, I will say I'm biased towards BNW, as when I finished reading it I looked across the room at a family member and saw that the whole intent of the book had been realized in our modern world. Brave New World accurately laid out the sterile technocracy we live in where sexual promiscuity is encouraged and the family unit has been completed destroyed. Genes determine your social worth and perpetual intoxication is normalized along with unmoral and inappropriate teachings of sex towards youths. Both books encapsulate the idea of a Kingdom of "Man" where instead a god being worshipped a figure is. One would need to not look further than beatification of Ford in BNM and twisting of capitalism and socialism. 1984's Kingdom of Man is obvious, with the religious reverence of the revolution and deification of Big Brother. I personally feel that 1984 is overrated. As the image of an overbearing totalitarian regime, invites insurrection and no matter how brutal or efficient its methods, it will fall to a coup or revolution, thus is the cycle of life. But it did get right the mass sterilization of thought. The erasure of people, events, and news. I won't name what I'm referring to but a simple google search will reveal it. The mass surveillance and perpetual wars.