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1984 at Houdini Nation

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1984
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      1984
© 1949

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AUTHOR(S):

       ORWELL, George
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PUBLISHER:

       SIGNET CLASSIC

ISBN: 0 451 52493 4
YEAR: 1992
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: english
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TRANSLATOR(S):


n/a
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

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Content:

A real classic you have probably read in school, if you grew up in the northern/western hemisphere of this planet. 1984 is a "negative utopia", picturing a society in which everything is regulated, where everyone spies upon everybody else, where rebels are brainwashed.

The atmosphere is somewhere between the third Reich and any public space today. This book is often quoted by critics of surveillance, passports with biometric data and generally whenever the issue of privacy comes up.

In my opinion, this book will always be up-to-date, simply because privacy will always be an issue. Think about your credit card, any bonus-system that tracks your shopping behaviour, the government reading your email and listeing in on your phone calls.

Yet, people will let other people invade their privacy, if that act makes things more comfortable, just like the credit card, online shopping at amazon an so forth.

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