Tag Archives: Ray Bradbury

The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 Tread cautiously: the fiction of … Continue reading

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Whose Dystopia Is It Anyway?

Reason writers debate which fictional dystopia best predicted our current moment. By Mike Riggs, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Todd Krainin, Nick Gillespie, Jesse Walker, Robby Soave, Eric Boehm, Christian Britschgi, Peter Suderman & Brian Doherty Source: Reason With social media platforms seemingly … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: There Will Come Soft Rains

“If Mankind Perished Utterly”: Nazim Tulyahodzhaev’s ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’, 1984 Source: We Are the Mutants Object Name: There Will Come Soft Rains Maker and Year: Nazim Tulyahodzhaev (Director), UzbekFilm, 1984 Object Type: Film Description: (Steve Toyoshima) There Will Come Soft … Continue reading

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You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows … Continue reading

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