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1984? No, but 2008

Filed under: Literature — Tags: , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 02:42

Okay, so George Orwell was off by a number of years. He simply overestimated the speed at which we would bring ruin upon ourselves. It didn’t happen in 1984, but in 2008 it almost looks as if we are slumbering off into an Orwellian nightmare. Sleep tight.


  1. I suppose you could try and explain how we exist in an “Orwellian nightmare” but I suppose I’ll just take your word for it.

    Comment by LP — 2008.03.31 @ 03:07

  2. It was a figure of speech, but that does not diminish the fact that your question is interesting. How does one “exist” in a nightmare, or in a dream in general? You do, I suppose, if you are a dualist. I’m not one so I would find it a bit difficult to defend such a position. As a materialist I’m afraid I am forced to reduce dreams to something as utterly boring as brain states.

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — 2008.03.31 @ 03:28

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