I’ve worked in places where the policy was that you’re not allowed to bring a camera in; that was before cell phones, I admit, but I imagine there are places where such is enforced today. My current cell phone doesn’t have the resolution of a spy-era Minox, but there are better available, and a phone has a lot more storage and fair bit of image processing power.
well 28 years actually …
So, the two-way tv sets of Orwell’s novel have arrived, over a quarter of a century late!
It just goes to show. Science fiction things like the Star Trek communicator (Motorola flip phones) or the tricorder (some of the enhanced versions of the Newton) or the data Pad (the real world version has an extra ‘i’) we do pretty quickly, but if its a mainstream novel, the kind of thing that my old Eng Lit teacher would approve of (he snivelled at SF and cringed at its mention) then it seems three isn’t the same enthusiasm about replicating its technology.
- Books that Changed my Life: 1984 by George Orwell (caracaleo.com)
- Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four forecast for Hollywood remake (guardian.co.uk)
- Near-Future Fiction (madgeniusclub.com)
- Orwell vs. The U.S. House of Representatives (pubcit.typepad.com)
- And the privacy invasion award goes to … (sgtreport.com)
- How to resist Big Brother 2.0 (blogs.reuters.com)
- Microsoft speaks on privacy following ‘NUad’ concerns (thenextweb.com)
- Glancee + Facebook = Orwell’s Big Brother in Spades….. (tishgrier.wordpress.com)