Orwell was right on he just got the name wrong...

When I read 1984, I thought Orwell was too negative and that our society would prevail in a positive way. Turns out that he was right, however instead of the all seeing, all knowing, omnipotent "Big Brother" controlling everything it's cellphones & the internet...........sad but true.

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Anonymous

Jan 17, 2019 at 3:18pm

The internet is a window to the world for me personally. I find Vancouver so provincial I feel like I'm falling behind in what's happening around the world politically or whatever? If you feel like you're being spied on you can use a VPN, Tor browser or Tails operating system. Riseup VPN is free and easy to configure if you're on a tight budget, but it's slow. You can use the internet anonymously.

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Samson

Jan 17, 2019 at 3:36pm

It's still "Big Brother" dude...

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Anonymous

Jan 17, 2019 at 4:17pm

Endless war...No privacy....state intrusion in personal lives...people who aren't sheep constantly getting belittled...

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I think

Jan 17, 2019 at 10:30pm

You sound also read Brave New Works. It's both.

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The means to an end

Jan 18, 2019 at 1:44am

With these technologies "big brother" collects information on you and monitors everything you do. Don't confuse the tool for the craftsman.

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I liked Brave New World better

Jan 18, 2019 at 7:22pm

though it kind of fizzled out near the end.

But 1984 was a pretty trippy year for me
and also the year a certain man I think of as tloml
was born.

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