Details zum Eintrag As Orwell`s 1984 Turns 70 It Predicted Much Of Today`s Surveillance Society
2.11.19 22:30 [Forbes] Feuilleton - Literatur (D)
George Orwell’s famous novel Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 70 years old next month. Looking back on its predictions and the state of the world today, how much did it get right in its predictions of a dystopian surveillance state where every word is monitored, unacceptable speech is deleted, history is rewritten or deleted altogether and individuals can become “unpersons” for holding views disliked by those in power? It turns out Orwell’s predictions were frighteningly accurate.