The fact that it was written in 1949 is amazing as many of the things that Orwell prophesied have come to pass in the decades since.
Nineteen Eighty-Four, is considered Orwell's greatest work; it has become a Bible for many around the world because it makes a bold statement about humanity.
The leaders of North Korea are having difficulty providing food to its people and through its acts have proved to be corrupt in their decisions, “…North Korea though not accepting aid and destroying any of the food that is given to them should be unthinkable. The leaders of the country have at least some power to stop the starvation of millions but refuse it.” INSERT CITATION HERE.
Powerful and eloquent describes the satirical novel, "Nineteen Eighty- Four"; written by George Orwell.
In Oceana’s society, those who control the power are the one’s who control the past, present, and future.
1984's police state was centralized; today's is decentralized.You can also see hints of what it might look like in our completely dysfunctional “no-fly” list and useless projects to secretly categorize people according to potential terrorist risk. There's no reason to assume today's will be any more effective.The fear isn't an Orwellian government deliberately creating the ultimate totalitarian state, although with the U.Computerized processes naturally throw off personalized data; companies save it for marketing purposes, and even the most well-intentioned law enforcement agency will make use of it.Of course, Orwell's Big Brother had a ruthless efficiency that's hard to imagine in a government today. A sloppy and inefficient police state is no reason to cheer; watch the movie Brazil and see how scary it can be.1984's Big Brother was run by the state; today's Big Brother is market driven.Data brokers like Choice Point and credit bureaus like Experian aren't trying to build a police state; they're just trying to turn a profit. East Germany employed one informant for every 66 citizens. If some data is too expensive to save today, it'll be affordable in a few years.In both societies, what is allowed to be viewed is widely monitored and all activity of citizens in highly watched, giving access to only that which is provided by those with power.This again, shows the idea of how the people with power control the society.Your phone company knows who you talk to, your credit card company knows where you shop and Net Flix knows what you watch.Your ISP can read your email, your cell phone can track your movements and your supermarket can monitor your purchasing patterns.