In a part of "1984", it's said that the governement took the proles quite also with stupid and degenerative tv programs. I don't know well how it's in the rest of the World, but exactly it's what's happening in Italy from 20 years ago.
Not only in Italy but in Hungary as well. Just like everywhere else, I suppose. I can agree with the quote and as far as I remember the book... it feels like we're heading that direction. And we shouldn't. Maybe that's why that those ones who sees the world as it is are sad and disappointed in life/humanity. :-/ But I really hope I'm only too pessimist and not right. Have a nice day you all, through.
Britain now has the most under surveillance population in the word. Crime has increased dramatically whilst convictions has lowered since the rise of CCTV. However during the recent protests CCTV was used to extensively to control and contain protesters against the government. It's not about our safety its about spying on us!