What are good points to discuss in relation to Orwell's visions of the future, presented in '1984'?

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tinicraw eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a difficult question to answer because of all the many bad points we can extract from Orwell's1984.If we were to list good points about the future from this story's perspective we might mention the two-way televisions in the walls of apartments. That is pretty amazing that Orwell thought of that clear back in the mid-twentieth century; and, here we have many things like that today! Orwell seemed almost prophetic with the two-way televisions. Another good point about the future would be that even though it gets crushed, love still rises from the depths of people's souls, individual doubts and inquiry still rise from people's brains, and seeking personal freedom will always exist. Sadly, the book is more of a warning that we will lose those good, individual qualities and freedoms if we don't fight for them before they take complete control of society.