...they can probably stop hating us any ol' time now.
The fact that ANYBODY thinks that this is a swell idea just blows my mind.
1984 was not supposed to be a flippin' instruction manual, fer gawd’s sake. Of course, nowadays the telescreen isn't behind the picture; it's in your pocket.
Between a national license plate reader database and your cell phone data, an inner party member would theoretically be able to print out a map of your whereabouts at a keystroke whenever they felt like it. "Oh, but that would take a warrant!" Yeah, pull the other one, it has bells on it.
It's like they design this stuff to fail the "Jews in the attic" test.
Remind me which side lost the Cold War again? It was the evil Spy State, right? The one that listened in on all its citizens' communications and could barge in and search their domiciles on a whim?
*checks watch* Thankfully I've only got another couple decades of this
stuff up with which to put. Maybe less if I take up smoking again.