In his internationally famous novel 1984, British author portrayed a horrify future where tyrants secure their totalitarian power with technology.
Primary weapon: the telescreen which, installed in each citizen's house, could somehow see everything, hear everything, issue propaganda and commands.
coined scary phrases which entered the language—like Big Brother, Thought Police, Newspeak and Doublethink. His name became an adjective, Orwellian signifying a nightmarish vision of tyranny.
Now, of course, people around the world have telescreens—computers linked via telecommunications— in their homes and offices. Yet such technology has expanded human potential rather than suppressed it ashad feared.
Meanwhile, socialist regimes everywhere became corrupt, backward and brutal, and many collapsed. In his provocative new book,makes clear utterly misunderstood the extraordinary dynamic of markets and technology. He tells why mistakenly believed socialist regimes would be great innovators, and technology would reinforce tyranny.
Millions of people seem to share these ideas which have contributed to destructive anti-technology hysteria.goes on to explain—better than anyone else I can think of—why the telescreen technology feared cannot, in fact, be centrally-controlled. tells how such technology helps liberate people from tyranny.
1984 which expresses the truth about markets and technology. He did a computerized analysis of Orwell's writings to write the sequel in Orwell's style.tells how the telescreen offers "the power of private choice, the power to control not only what you say and show, but also what you see and hear." explains why the telescreen "will bring about the greatest liberation in the most important marketplace of all, the marketplace of ideas." Moreover, offers you a treat: an inspiring sequel to
His sequel tells how Big Brother's regime crumbles, how markets provide a heartening refuge for people and an irresistible stimulus for renewal. Thentells how heroic computer hackers sabotage Big Brother's telescreen spying system and use it to liberate people.Reprinted with permission from Laissez Faire Books. Special Laissez Faire Books price only $19.95.
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