George Orwell's novel is one of the most well known and succesful cyberpunk themed novels to date. Orwell predicts a future of an opressed land where the government (big brother) watches the every move of every individual. The influence of power and technology over the people is one of the main themes in the story that in many ways opens a window to the possible future.
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