A little late, but Big Brother is now in charge!

Today marks the 72nd annual anniversary of the publication of 1984 by George Orwell. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian … Continue reading A little late, but Big Brother is now in charge!

Judged “naughty or nice” determines if you are allowed on planes or trains in China – the “Big Comrade” is watching

The Communist Party is watching - and punishing - many citizens of China today, and in 18 months everyone will be judged by their Social Credit - a number earned by absolute obedience to government rules, always behaving nicely, and paying your bills promptly. During the experimental period since 2015, those with low scores had … Continue reading Judged “naughty or nice” determines if you are allowed on planes or trains in China – the “Big Comrade” is watching