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Did Orwell and Jones See Google and Obama Coming?

Dystopian science fiction has many works to recommend it. Huxley’s “Brave New World,” Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle,” and, more recently, Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” are prime examples.
However, two of my personal favorites have always been George Orwell’s well-known “1984” and D.F. Jones’ much more obscure “Colossus.”
In 1948, Orwell peered four decades into our future and warned us of a coming world of utter authoritarian control. He envisioned a malevolent government entity known simply as “Big Brother” - a universally understood moniker for all-encroaching tyranny that lives on in our lexicon ...


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