George Orwell, Big Brother is watching



No April Fool’s Day Joke: “The Big Brother nightmare of George Orwell’s 1984 has become a reality - in the shadow of the author’s former London home. […] According to the latest studies, Britain has a staggering 4.2million CCTV cameras - one for every 14 people in the country - and 20 per cent of cameras globally. It has been calculated that each person is caught on camera an average of 300 times daily. […] On the wall outside his former residence - flat number 27B - where Orwell lived until his death in 1950, an historical plaque commemorates the anti-authoritarian author. And within 200 yards of the flat, there are 32 CCTV cameras, scanning every move.” - story