This was a very strange book, although I knew that going in.  The ideas in it are ones that I’d like to think could never happen, and some of them won’t due to the internet.  At the same time, things like wikipedia being changeable make it possible for untrue things to become commonly accepted.  There are many examples of this, and the way it can become the readily accepted facts makes it very interesting.  The full acceptance without thinking is something that I don’t think could happen.  The double think is also something I don’t believe could happen.  There is too much going on for it to happen now, and the internet is too untamed, and untamable.  The base story itself is just depressing.

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