Cellphones And Privacy In George Orwell's 1984

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Cellphones are everywhere, with everyone at all time that it has become a danger to our privacy. During the last decade, technology has been evolving at a speedy rate. As predicted by George Orwell the parallel elements between his novel and our present day are significant. We have similar technology, similar tracking, similar invasion of privacy, and similar over reaches. The present has become an updated version of George Orwell’s 1984 novel. In 1984 technology plays an important role in the novel 's plot. They live in a society of totalitarianism ruled by Big Brother who ironically, Is Watching You. The “instrument[s]” used to spy on their residents are “telescreens” which “could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely” (Orwell, page 2 ). Big Brother uses technology to spy on them in particular situation throughout the day. As in our regular life style being observed by cameras is fairly common. Every store has cameras that are mainly for safety, but yet we are not fully safe. Those cameras could be use to spy and kidnap people. The…show more content…
They did not have the right to think on their own, caused by Big Brother’s control over their thoughts. The purpose of the party is for people to be eternally loyal to B.B. by blinding them with lies. Orwell claims, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four if that is granted, all else follows.” (Orwells, page 81). Consequently, they become ignorant enough to believe two plus two equal five because the party has taken their though production. As shown in Orwell’s novel, “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in public place … with a suggestion of abnormality … [it] was itself a punishable offence” (Orwell, page 62). They hid behind curtains of loyalty to Big Brother to not be punished for their thoughts which is a very personal part of a person’s belief. Take their inner thought you take their
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