Persuasive Essay On 1984 By George Orwell

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For the past decade, the technology that we use on a day-to-day basis has controlled our very lives without us even knowing it. A large portion of the population of the United States owns a smart phone. We put more information into these handheld devices, expecting it to be kept secret and away from the public eye, but the government can unravel every kilobyte of information. The next decade of technology may in fact change the course of history into a Big Brother situation if we do not do act quickly. The fictional story of 1984 by George Orwell depicts a possible future of our world today. In this story, a power hungry government controls its people through technology. “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” (Orwell, 34) This simple yet true fact should frighten you because everything is approved by our government in one way or another. So in reality they control the present which controls everything else. Our world as we know it is …show more content…

“These phones that we hold in our pockets take note of what we buy, where and when we buy it, how much money we have in the bank, whom we text and e-mail, what web sites we visit, how and where we travel what time we go to sleep and wake up.” (Maass) Now that last one scares me a bit as it should you because law enforcement can know more about your life than you know. Our very phones have so much information about us that we personally input into the phone. “Many police agencies don’t obtain search warrants when requesting location data from carriers.” (Maass) Since this is true, our personal lives are being invaded without proper warrants which I think is unconstitutional. The government has more power than we think which is being used for the wrong reasons. With this kind of power in the wrong hands can cause a bleak

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