Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 by George Orwell

See also 1984 the Year in History, Privacy vs. Surveillance Bibliography, Privacy vs. Surveillance Topics.

An incredibly prescient book about authoritarian socialistcommunistic Big Brother by George Orwell. Its prescience is demonstrated by Google as Big Brother with its monolithic GroupThink Silicon Valley Corporate Surveillance State censoring anyone who speaks WrongThink and then sends the “offenders” to the Googlag.

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” – George Orwell; 1984

“In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police (Googlag AI) can practically read your mind thanks to continuous predictive analytics. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.”

“Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Fair Use Source:

Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to the power of the Corporate Surveillance State.

Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity due to the Googlag Thought Police.