Winston Smith Overdrive


In honor of Orwell's 100th birthday, cyberpunk grand don William Gibson weights in with a New York Times op-ed on privacy, surveillance, and the differences between the dangers that loom today and those Orwell worried about. Only tangentially related, but I've alway thought Neil Postman got it dead right when he observed that, while Orwell's dystopia is better remembered (indeed, probably the paradigm dystopia), it's Huxley's that we're far closer to realizing.