“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13.” Thus begins a book that would change the world. It certainly changed my life, and the more I learn about artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the more I appreciate this book.

Winston, the main character, realises that his every move and word is being monitored. “The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made... would be picked up by it ... There was, of course, no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.”..

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