I was in high school in 1984. That was the same year that George Orwell's novel of totalitarianism in the future came of age.
The title, Nineteen Eighty-Four, might have been a permutation 0f 1948 - when the book was written but he was about 30 years shy on the scope of domestic surveillance operations. Are we living in the word envisioned by Orwell?
Yesterday was Back to the Future Day. It was October 21, 2015 that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the future from 1985. We may not have a time machine or commercial hover boards but video calls, finger print technology and wearable eye glass screens have arrived.