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'1984,' George Orwell's classic dystopian nightmare was published 70 years ago. Here are 5 eerie predictions that came true.

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  In 1949 George Orwell penned his dystopian fiction classic
  "1984."
  
  It depicted a dark future where technology exists in the
  public realm only as a tool for the elite to control society.
  
  Sound familiar? In the 70 years since, much of what Orwell
  imagined has come to fruition, including facial recognition,
  auto-transcription, and music made by AI.
  
  Here's all 5 inventions that have come true.
  
  
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  In 1949, British author and essayist George Orwell wrote of a
  future where a global despotic power controlled the people of
  Oceania with surveillance and propaganda. This was "1984."

  It depicted a dark future where technology exists in the public
  realm only as a tool for the elite to control society.

  But while the book is a work of dystopian fiction, some of the
  technological innovations that it predicted have come true in the
  70 years since it was published.

  Here's a look at some of the things that "1984" got right.

In 1949, British author and essayist George Orwell wrote of a future where a global despotic power controlled the people of Oceania with surveillance and propaganda. This was "1984."

It depicted a dark future where technology exists in the public realm only as a tool for the elite to control society.

But while the book is a work of dystopian fiction, some of the technological innovations that it predicted have come true in the 70 years since it was published.

Here's a look at some of the things that "1984" got right.

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