Why Orwell's '1984' is more prophetic than ever in 2019

This article has been published to coincide with Episode Four of Mashable's new podcast, Fiction Predictions. Listen here.

George Orwell's 1984 turns 70 this June, yet it feels more prophetic than ever. Its tale of a future in which a totalitarian regime has assumed full control over an individual's body and mind strikes a nerve in a world where privacy and truth seem constantly under threat. 

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