Fear Factor: Security in a New Age

Poor Big Brother. George Orwell's famous symbol of intrusive security has acquired some frighteningly absurd lines in our time. Gone are "War Is Peace," "Freedom Is Slavery," and "Ignorance Is Strength." Instead we have warnings like "Do not iron clothes on body," "Caution, hot beverages are hot," "Remove occupants from stroller before folding," and "Do not attempt to stop chainsaw blade with hands."

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