i love 1984 and think Orwell was a brilliant author with incredible insight into the possibilites, but i don't think he predicted the future by any means. first of all, he's more than 20 years off already
keep in mind that he also wasn't the only one with that type of broad sweeping commentary on the progress of society...especially during the post WWII cold-war era.
ray bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451
joseph heller's Catch-22
aldous huxley's A Brave New World
and Terry Gilliam's visionary film Brazil
all point to the detrimental effects of censorship, government influence/control and society's "sheep" mentality in general.