According to the Party slogan, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
“I dread government in the name of science,” C. S. Lewis wrote in 1958. “That is how tyrannies come in.”
The ability to look ahead and foresee is no small matter, and even human beings can have trouble with it — as witness the supply chain problem.
Do yourself a favor and read a heartbreaking and beautifully written essay, “I Have Been Through This Before.”
There are some very creative aspects of the movie, and Stone is quite a thoughtful artist.