Wednesday, July 24, 2019
I recently reread that classic book, 1984, by George Orwell.
I’d been thinking about how many things in that book that were science fiction when it was written are actually happening today.
For instance, people can watch you in your home from far away.
But I’d forgotten how depressing that book was.
Thank goodness we don’t have the evil kind of government in that novel.
There are LOTS of problems in our world and we have plenty to complain about no matter what our political or religious beliefs may be.
But that novel makes our current world seem wonderful by contrast.
Things could be much worse, but I doubt that they will ever become like those in that novel.
And, in many ways, things were worse in centuries past.
I’m glad I live in 2019.