Any instance where the establishment’s official line is contradicted by the communications revolution. Orwell suggested a society where citizens were constantly watched and controlled by surveilence technology. We live instead in a world where everyone is watched by everyone else and “the rulers of the world” are no exception.
The following article from CNN is worth reading, as is the book, 1984 by George Orwell, a novel which changed my life for the better:
CNN: We’re Living 1984 Today We live in a world that George Orwell predicted in “1984.” And that realization has caused sales of the 1949, dystopian novel to spike dramatically upward recently — a 9,000% increase at one point on Amazon.com.
1984 is a victim of its own success. It’s a vision so compelling it has enchanted many, including those in positions of power, as an inevitable vision of our future in fact as opposed to fiction.… Read the rest