Have we taken Orwell's 1984 as cautionary tale, or as a suggestion?
Do the increasingly distopian science-fiction works act as alarms or as beacons?
I have no doubt that there are those amongst us who interpret such works as viable models of future humanity, who see those dark imaginings as simple schemes for world domination.
It's probably all a matter of perspective, but perspective seems to be so dependent on status and class, to which we are witnessing a growing divide.
New world orde