A man called George Orwell wrote a book called 1984 in 1948. in this fictional story:

You live under the governance of an international alliance composed mainly of a North American Union and Europe. Major powers are waging permanent low-level urban warfare. Rocket bombs soar over cities to crash into buildings. There are conflicts involving armies, but they are limited to border regions. Large banners fly downtown to celebrate victory over the nation's enemies.

This is a totalitarian state under a benevolent leader in which citizens are detained and arrested on the merest suspicion of espionage. But the benevolent leader is seen only on television. Personal surveillance is unceasing and relentless: TV cameras that receive and transmit simultaneously are everywhere. The political-correctness police listen in on every conversation to match speakers to the profile of a potential saboteur. Ordinary citizens live in constant fear of arrest and imprisonment for terrorist activities.

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket. - George Orwell

"the animals looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which." - George Orwell, Animal Farm

A man called Aldous Huxley wrote a book called Brave New World in 1932, in this fictional story:

Society is a sterile, productivist utopia geared to the consumption of mass-produced goods. There's no Room 101, no torture, and no war. The leaders attempt to recreate human beings in the likeness of termites - not through force but through reward schemes and psychic anaesthetising medications, a sort of clinically valuable mood-brightener which subverts the hedonic treadmill of negative feedback.

Modern technology has led to the concentration of economic and political power, to a society controlled by Big Business and Big Government. Propaganda is constantly spewed out by media owned by a corporate elite. Genetic engineering and cloning are fully developed and shape the demography.

"But liberty, as we all know, cannot flourish in a country that is permanently on a war footing, or even a near war footing. Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everything and everybody by the agencies of the central government." - Aldous Huxley

A man called Richard Adams wrote a book called Watership Down in 1978 , in this fictional story:

Rabbits were hunted down mercilessly and developers stole their land. Cats, dogs and rabbits all fought each other. The moon turned blood red and the seagulls spoke with funny voices.

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when ever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you: digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed." - Lord Frith



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