NSA PRISM: 3 Ways Orwell’s ‘1984’ Saw This Coming






” In light of the PRISM revelation and the government’s collaboration with private industry in its efforts to collect data, we find ourselves thinking about literary master George Orwell, author of such dystopian achievements as “Animal Farm” and “1984.” The more we think about Orwell’s writings, the more we wonder if he saw all of this coming. Here are three examples that prove he did.

1. Big Brother Is Watching You

This line is uttered all throughout “1984” and refers to the all-seeing, all-knowing entity that dominates the minds of Oceania’s populace, where 1984 takes place. If the PRISM revelation is any indication, Big Brother certainly is watching us.”