Miniluv was one of the four most powerful and the most secretive super ministries governing the state of Oceania. It was housed in a building with no windows, heavy steel doors, barbed wire fences and strategically positioned snipers. Its bright lights were never turned off; it was a place “where there is no darkness”. Its function was not to support its citizens in loving one another better but to instill in them an abiding love for Big Brother. It achieved this end through fear, the antithesis of love, through the work of the Thought Police and the known existence of Room 101, “the worst thing in the world”, where each unfortunate occupant would face their worst fear and be broken by it. (George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949)