NSA Leak: Is reality getting closer to science fiction?
It's Big Brother all over again. Or is it? I'm speaking of "1984," George Orwell's novel of a dystopian world where there's no privacy and an authoritarian state sees all and knows all. 1984 has become a shorthand for the reality that intelligence contractor Edward Snowden revealed last week.
- With the coverage of the NSA Prism leak the sales of Orwell's book skyrocketed on Amazon.
- Cory Doctorow spoke with Marco Werman about how science fiction is not so much a predictor of the future but a warning about what may come.
- Orwell wrote one of the definitive dystopian novels, full of quotes which do still apply today.
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