Quicker than George Orwell’s ink could dry on the page, "1984"
introduced the world to a whole new level of paranoia that’s kept us
looking over our shoulders for the last sixty years or so. From the "Red
scare" of the 1950s to Presidents justifying unjustifiable wars in the
21st Century, to the Patriot Acts’s reduction of citizen rights — right
up to today’s CCTV cameras surveilling us à la ‘Person of Interest,’ Big Brother has carved out a permanent foothold in our society.