“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to — The Outer Limits.”
— Opening narration, The Control Voice, 1960s
In 2012 we are closer to this being fulfilled.
And, if Big Brother has his way you won’t be forewarned about this by independent blogs like ours.
And in some countries they will even make their citizens pay to be spied on.
Whether it is your television or your internet pretty soon a message might appear on your screen that says