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Submission + - 10 Sci-Fi Stories That Predicted the Surveillance State (

Daniel_Stuckey writes: Just to address one thing straight away: one of your favorite science fiction stories dealing, whether directly or indirectly, with surveillance is bound to be left off this list. And 1984's a given, so it's not here.

At any rate, the following books deal in their own unique way with surveillance. Some address the surveillance head-on, while others speculate on inter-personal intelligence gathering, or consider the subject in more oblique ways. Still others distill surveillance down to its essence: as just one face of a much larger, all-encompassing system of control, that proceeds from the top of the pyramid down to its base.

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10 Sci-Fi Stories That Predicted the Surveillance State

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Computer programmers do it byte by byte.