In the dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, author George Orwell described a government that not only attempted to control the words and actions of its citizens, but a government that even tried to control the thoughts of its citizens.
In the novel, the infamous "Thought Police" are in charge of preventing what the government dubs "Thoughtcrimes."
It all sounds like fantastic fiction, but if you think it can't happen here, then you'd better reconsider. Detection systems for "pre-crime" are now being actively tested and people have even been arrested based on computer algorithms.
Read more in my new article, "They Know What You're Thinking" in the current issue of PP&S news, available here: