1984 arrives in Britain in 2007

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According to Spiked Online, those CCTVs that have become so ubiqitous in the UK have now been rigged up with loudspeakers, allowing remote faceless government agents to tell you not to loiter, or litter, or whetever.

But who will be doing the voices? Children, that’s who. The government has issued a press release stating the following:

‘Children from across the country will be very publicly calling upon the small minority of people who think it is acceptable to act anti-socially on our streets and in our towns to change their ways and take responsibility for their actions….’

Is the British Government trying to emulate 1984? Let’s take a look:

  • Loads of cameras following your every move? Check.
  • Cameras that can talk and give orders? Check.
  • The transformation of children into government spies? Check.
  • Government surveillance inside private homes? Not yet, in the UK anyway.
  • Use of torture to break “thought criminals”? No, thank God.
  • Anti-Sex League? Erm, no.

In short, the British Government is emulating 1984 as much as it is possible for a democratic government to do – so let’s hope it goes no further. If we ever hear Tony Blair say “We’re at war on terror. We’ve always been at war on terror.” than you will know they have crossed the line.

(If you haven’t read 1984, read it online – and shudder.)

About Markk

Markk runs iPhone application company Lyra Languages. He lives in the beachside suburbs of Melbourne, Australia with his beautiful wife and (future) children.
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2 Responses to 1984 arrives in Britain in 2007

  1. Sovereign John says:

    Once we get used to being monitored 24/7/365 they will then use Virtual Reality to place dissidents at crime scenes by inserting your image. They’ll be able to make you seem to say and do whatever they desire to make you look 1000% guilty. Monitoring is just the first step.

    1984 is not our future, the Final Solution is our Future.

  2. Markk says:

    Yikes. Let’s hope not.

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