Friday, November 23, 2007

Big Brother Has Become George Orwell’s Neighbor

The Big Brother nightmare of George Orwell's 1984 has become a reality - in the shadow of the author's former London home.

It was believed thought that a 1984 situation couldn't happen in real life because it would simply cost too much. Now computer technology is cheap and techniques for using computers to control and more importantly process CCTV images are readily available to anyone who controls the system.

It may have taken a little longer than he predicted, but Orwell's vision of a society where cameras and computers spy on every person's movements is now here.

In America, this practice is becoming widespread. Perhaps they could become known as FreedeomCams.

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