1987 movie portrayed America as a dictatorship after an economic collapse
The FBI’s unveiling of a digital billboard in Times Square as part of an effort to enlist public help in finding suspects and displaying other “security messages” sounds like a hybrid of George Orwell’s 1984 and the wacky dictatorship portrayed in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie The Running Man
There are very few differences between the Soviet Union we used to despise to the America of today, after 9/11 and the Patriot Act. In the US, the government spies on each citizen by reading their snail mail and e-mail, by listening to their phone calls, and by listening to them talking even when their cell phones are off.
Through your cell phone, chips in your credit cards, hidden transmitters in your car and possibly even embedded chips on your body, any government agency can immediately track your location.
If “they” feel you are a threat, he government can arrange for you to be disappeared, suicided or have a heart attack. No one will ever know the truth.
Like in the Soviet Union, security forces can come to your home in the middle of the night, take you away (ha, ha) and no one will know who did it or where you are. This is all legal under the Patriot Act if they just “suggest” you are a terrorist or are helping terrorists in the most indirect way. Could be you went to grammar school 40 years ago with someone who is now a terrorist.
And now, citizens are asked to report other citizens and neighbors if they do anything suspicious.
Did I mention torture?
Welcome to “1984”. - Chimp