The Road to Oceania

by Schuyler Erle

Related link: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/25/opinion/25GIBS.html



Cyberpunk lit hero William Gibson opines on the difference between the broadcast-centered media world envisioned in Orwell's 1984 versus the reality of today's more multifaceted, Internet-based multimedia. His conclusion? "[To] every diplomat, politician and corporate leader: the future, eventually, will find you out. The future, wielding unimaginable tools of transparency, will have its way with you. In the end, you will be seen to have done that which you did."