Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:24:10 AM by pinochet
George Orwell’s famous novel, 1984, was published in 1949, and he predicted that people in the future would have no privacy, as governments would monitor all their activities. The “big brother is watching” phrase became well known.
But Orwell could never have predicted the technologies of the future, when he described a fictional system of oppression based on technologies that were available in 1949. In 1949, there were no personal computers, no cell phones, no internet, no satellites, etc. In the communist regimes of 1949, most people did not own telephones, therefore there were no phones to bug. Most people did not own radios and TVs, and the only way for the government to lie to people, was through newspapers, which the majority of people could not afford to buy on a regular basis.
I feel sorry for the young Americans who are below the age of 25. They will be living in a communist regime in the future, that is more oppressive than the communist regimes of Eastern Europe of the 1950s.