1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by George Orwell:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Classic story depicting a modern totalitarian state; Big Brother is always watching. The basic vocabulary presented in this book - newspeak, doublethink, thoughtcrime - should be studied by everyone who values a free democracy. Put this one on your "must read" list. Select an invention:

Crimestop - no dangerous thoughts
The faculty of stopping short, as though by instict, at the threshold of any dangerous thought.

Doublethink
A mental discipline that is an exact contradiction to the basic principles of scientific inquiry.

Memory Hole
A receptacle for unwanted documents.

Novel-Writing Machines
A device that automatically produces fiction.

Rewriting History
Use of sophisticated technology to continuously rewrite the historical record.

Speakwrite - transcription of tyranny
A dictation machine that also transcribes the speech into typed words.

Telescreen - Big Brother is watching
Very early use of the idea of using technology to monitor human activity at a distance.

Versificator
A device that composes words to music.

 

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