“WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH,” (Orwell, 1984, Chapter 1 Section 1) is the Party’s slogan from 1984. It shows how man is spiraling. Society is self-destructive, nothing more and nothing less. Some people may look at 1984 and think, “that is not us, that will never be us!” but the reality of it is, that yes, it is, or it has been, or it will be. There is rarely a time when the world is not involved in war, and yet so many sit at home in peace. War for one person is peace for another. And since there is no such thing as total freedom, one might as well say that freedom is slavery. Every person is a slave to society’s destruction. Every person is ignorant, too. Newton’s third law states that with every action comes and equal and opposite reaction – as the majority become more ignorant and submissive, there are those that use the ignorance to their advantage. It gives them strength. That is today. But the future is scary as well. It is dark and unknown. It is paranoid. The future is having microchips implanted into every individual’s hand, complete with active GPS and information about that person for anyone on Web 2.0 to access. And that data will be forever. Good thing too, because there will be no such thing as “life expectancy” as all of the major diseases will have cures, cars will be unable to crash due to fancy censors in the bumpers that stop the car, and failing organs will all be replaced with no problem. People may as well plan on living forever. Even so, it would not be a big deal if someone did die - no one would have work anymore or have any “skills”; the computers will do everything. The computers will be so smart that they will not need humans to even operate them. In fact, humans will be pretty useless. Since they will not need to work, they will not need to learn about anything. And as George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” so is inevitable that the terrors society once endured will occur again. So, everyone will simply believe everything they are told and live happily ever after in their own heads, going along with “whatever” because no one will stand up to say they should do differently. There is nothing to stop this from happening, and no one is to say that it will not. War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. Yes, the battle for man’s life is, indeed, so brief.