1984 Government And Privacy Essay

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Does the government track people through their phones? Nowadays we are living in a generation where technology has taken control over us. Our generation is called the Millennials, because we depend on technology more than anything. This has made it easier for the government to spy and invade our privacy. This is parallel to the novel 1984, which focused on a totalitarian government where people’s privacy was violated. The privacy violations Americans experience today are similar to the privacy violations occurring in 1984, because the government can spy on us through our phones, Wi-Fi tracking and GPS tracking like the telescreens in 1984. The novel 1984 take places in the city of Oceania, where technology was so advanced that the people were continuously watched, leaving them no privacy. In order to accomplish that, the government used a telescreen to watch them. The slogan the Party used was “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” which reminded them that the government was controlling them. In 1984, it states “the instrument that was used was the telescreen, it could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely” (Orwell,pg 2). Which meant that the people from Oceania were continuously watched and were left with no privacy. Also in the book it…show more content…
Governments invade people’s privacy through many different ways such as spying through technological devices. For example in the novel 1984, government invaded the people’s privacy through the telescreens which left the citizens from Oceania with no privacy. Nowadays, the government invades our privacy through our phones. The privacy violations Americans experience today are similar to the privacy violations in 1984 because the government spy on us through our, Wi-Fi and GPS tracking. What we should take from 1984 is that we are being spied on by the government all time and that they are taking away our right of
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