Published in 1949 by Eric Blair, known alias George Orwell 1984; A novel that has shown its predictive power in the current state of society. Blair coined the term “Big Brother” for the symbolic figurehead of the totalitarian state of Oceania. In dystopian society, every citizen is constantly monitored under the government’s motto: “Big Brother is watching you”, a reminder of the ubiquity of the state. Our government took a slightly different approach, but the endgame is similar. Edward Snowden’s leaks reveal what many of us already believed that the United States is moving closer and closer to a society in which its citizens have almost all actions monitored. With that in mind, there are 1
This is an encore to one of our previous lists as presented by our YouTube moderator Simon Whistler. Read the full list!
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