"The blackmoustachio'd face gazed downfrom every commanding corner. There was one on the house-frontimmediately opposite. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston's own. In the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between theroofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away againwith a curving flight. It was the police patrol, snooping into people'swindows. The patrols did not matter, however. Only the Thought Police mattered." George Orwell's prophetic 1984 depicts a terrifying totalitarian world.