While the calendar may say 2011, we are living in Orwell’s 1984. Online anonymity doesn’t exist, and it hasn’t for a while now. Big Brother has presented itself behind a codename and a rainbow-colored logo reading “Google.” This entity, “Google” even knows that I’m typing this right now I’m sure. Just like we can see past wigs and make-up in the physical world, “Google” can see past fake names and proxy servers in the digital space. Right now, there is only the semblance of anonymity. Some of us know the truth that is too frightening to keep in our top-level consciousness for fear of developing paranoia. Others still think the world wide web is simply too vast and complex for anyone to really know who they are as they purchase their books and shoes from Amazon.com still signed in to their Gmail accounts. The concept of online anonymity is simply another false wall in the separation of physical and digital. I think it will soon fall.