Big Brother Is Watching You Essay

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‘Big brother is watching you!’ This sentence was and still is for a lot of people food for thought. It comes from the famous book ‘1984’ written by George Orwell. In his book, he describes how the world of 1984 would look like. It is strange to see how realistic and timeless his book is, as part of it applies to the present-day society. Nowadays the technology is more advanced than for instance 30 years ago, which has established many arrests and prevented some terrorist attacks. But is this a good thing? Being under video surveillance every hour of the day, being looked at constantly without knowing it? Video surveillance is still a very sensitive topic because it is an ‘invasion’ of privacy. Still, the crucial question remains: ‘Why is the…show more content…
Six weeks before the introduction of this new terrorism law, Cameron said, ‘’We need to do more to stop people from travelling [to the Middle East], to stop those who do go from returning, and to deal decisively with those who are already here.’’ (Keller, 2017) Cameron also claimed that the police and security services had stopped at least six different attempts to attack the UK in the last twelve months alone. Yet he could not give evidence or details. (Keller, 2017) Ethical vision Mannermaa, a Finnish futurologist says: ‘’ The society is presented as ‘’soft surveillance, knowledge and non-forgetting history data’’. He believes when the actions of the authorities are tracked, and surveillance is transparent, it would help to gain the trust of the society. (Jyri Rajamäki, 2012) Considering the fact that the society feels like they have lost control over their own data and privacy. Perhaps that this could lead to a more accepting society instead of the fear most of them have
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