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.

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  1. With the coverage of the NSA Prism leak the sales of Orwell's book skyrocketed on Amazon.
  2. 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.
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  4. Orwell wrote one of the definitive dystopian novels, full of quotes which do still apply today.
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