Importance Of Privacy In George Orwell's 1984

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An As an American citizen do you feel safe in today’s society or do you feel that your rights, privacy is at stake, that is for you to decide? In George Orwell’s 1984 he prophesied about a government that invaded our privacy and sworn that It was good for the people or whatever the case may be. If you were to read George Orwell's “1984” this would be way more than relevant in today’s society knowing that most or If not all things that George orwell predicted has become a reality. An example of this would be how in the novel “1984” they had a device known as speakwrite that shared similarities with a microphone which hadn’t even been invented at the time, they also had the telescreen which resembled a television. In conclusion, I’d like to say that George Orwell’s “1984” is so relevant to today's government that you should watch watch what you do and/or say…show more content…
The government had claimed that invading our privacy was key to the safety to the american people knowing that this was all prior to 9/11, but if this was to be the case like Edward Snowden claimed “The problem with mass surveillance is that we’re piling more hay on a haystack we already don’t understand, and this is the haystack of the human lives of every American citizen in our country,” which is basically saying that they already don't understand the concept and don't have a good lead so it's like they’re taking themselves on a wild goose chase to say the least. Overall whether its Snowden or any other article they all revolve and consist of one major topic, and that is how the government went after the privacy of Americans to “reduce” terrorist attacks but have yet to stop one and let alone end terrorism
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