When will you become human again, that is the question.
The Arrival of Orwell’s Worst Nightmare
1984, the brilliant piece about communism has turned on itself in real life. It is no longer a popular piece of entertainment but a functional handbook.
Surveillance Slips Into Totalitarianism…But Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned
It’s a page out of Orwell’s 1984. The increasing revelations about surveillance across the globe into our private lives is causing a divide in the Western states. Are the actions of the NSA in the United States, and the ASD in Australia creating an increasingly totalitarian environment? Are the Western states increasingly becoming paranoid with…
Is a Dystopia Synonymous with Humanity?
Why Dystopian? It’s a question I’m inevitably asked when discussing my books and essays. My short answer is: Do I get a choice? Followed by my long answer: It’s what makes us human. The dystopian genre is a messy reflection of the good, bad and in-betweens of humanity in difficult situations. The dystopian society is an…
The Top 10 Dystopian Songs
(By Aral Bereux) Some of the greatest hits of all time have been created with dystopian themes. Music, books and films — they strike a proverbial chord with audiences. From Prince to Good Charlotte, Imagine Dragons and Bright Eyes, here are but a few music hits to consider. Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire. The…
Google Partners with Soros-Backed Organisation to “Fact-Check” & Control News
How do you feel about global players dictating what you can and cannot read? Do you prefer the choice removed from you, or do you prefer to make your own decisions when reading and researching opinions? Critical thinkers are kidding themselves if they think the Internet offers a choice. Internet freedom faces its largest threat…
MSM ‘Alternate Facts’ Say “Anonymous Did It” to Frame Collective
Bloomberg has perpetuated the myth that Anonymous is a criminal element that must be shut down at all costs – even if means reporting unsubstantiated facts.
Turnbull Govt’s $18.5M for Citizen Surveillance with “The Capability” and “iOmniscient” Facial Recog. Technology
This is a whole other league of creepy, this is a whole other league of invasive and the fact that there’s been no discussion around this is really weird.
Coming to a Police State Near You
A Police State may be on the horizons, and here’s why.
The Dystopian (whoops) Democratic Approach: Fake News
Here, I’ve got some fake news for you: Democracy exists!
Pre-Crime Unit in China to be Established
Minority Report’s Pre-Crime is no longer a work of fiction. The Communist Party in China are working closely with state-run defence contractors, China Electronics Technology Group, to develop a software program that will collate citizens’ everyday behaviour and pre-determine terrorist acts before they occur. Data collated will include hobbies, jobs, consumption habits, unorthodox behaviour and…
Hashtag in Protest and Twitter may Monitor You
It’s a page out of Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report and perhaps slightly Orwellian. A new paper has been published on the patterns of protest and the likelihood of a person protesting via Twitter behaviour. The paper, by researchers Suhas Ranganath and Fred Morstatter, is part of a $750,000 grant funded by the Office of…