George Orwell:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950) was born in Motihari, Bengal, India; his father was a civil servant for the British government. He moved to England in 1904 and began to write at an early age, but did not particularly enjoy school. He became a professional writer in 1928 and assumed the name 'George Orwell' in 1933; the publication of Animal Farm made him prosperous and 1984 made him famous.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Crimestop - no dangerous thoughts
The faculty of stopping short, as though by instict, at the threshold of any dangerous thought.

1984 (1948)

Doublethink
A mental discipline that is an exact contradiction to the basic principles of scientific inquiry.

1984 (1948)

Memory Hole
A receptacle for unwanted documents.

1984 (1948)

Novel-Writing Machines
A device that automatically produces fiction.

1984 (1948)

Rewriting History
Use of sophisticated technology to continuously rewrite the historical record.

1984 (1948)

Speakwrite - transcription of tyranny
A dictation machine that also transcribes the speech into typed words.

1984 (1948)

Telescreen - Big Brother is watching
Very early use of the idea of using technology to monitor human activity at a distance.

1984 (1948)

Versificator
A device that composes words to music.

1984 (1948)


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