7 January 2010

Globopanocular

"Things are only impossible until they are not",
Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
In 1949 Aldus Huxley published a fictional account of what he thought the world would be like 35 years later. By 1984 satellites were quietly watching and gathering information for the equivalent of Big Brother. With universal access to global communication via the internet, the tables have turned. At this golden moment in 2010 the blindfold falls away from Madame Justice and we are free to witness and evaluate events in real time; images provided by someone we trust, the man in the street. Will this state of honest realism continue? Probably not.