Anonymous wrote:And we eagerly sign up for it so the government will let us do stuff.
Kate Shaw wrote:There was a light at the head of my sidewalk that used to turn off when I approached it, but it stopped some time ago. I thought it was likely a faulty sensor, as these lights come on automatically when it gets dark enough, but it was very annoying.
Fabulous Fred wrote:It isn't just a novel any longer, it is prophecy come true.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes written 1984) is a 1949 dystopian novel by George Orwell about a degenerated workers' state. The novel depicts an oligarchical, collectivist society where life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control. The individual is always subordinated to the masses, and it is in part this philosophy which allows the Party to manipulate and control humanity. In the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue, in Newspeak), protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party's propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meagre existence disillusions him to the point of seeking rebellion against Big Brother, eventually leading to his arrest, torture, and conversion.
2+2 =4 If that is granted, all else will follow --- Winston Smith
"The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent." -Bill Gates
styky wrote:Oh for pity sakes street lights that are nearing the end of their lifespan <a href=http://www.brandon.ca/Main.nsf/Pages+By+ID/1330>BLINK</a>. Here we are even asked to <a href=http://www.hydro.mb.ca/index.shtml>report them</a> and they are attended to.......eventually. I guess if I was parinoid I could read all kinds of things into it but instead I'll go with what my step father who worked for hydro for an eternity explained to me.
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