Technology In 1984

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The millennials are born along with all these modern technologies. From high tech phones, cameras, and computer, the technology industry is evolving every hour of the day. Parallel to the escalation in consumption of technology, threat to personal privacy increases as well. Additionally, the government wants to control its growing population using technology but in their attempt of doing so violate the people’s rights. Very similarly in the book, 1984 by George Orwell, in which the government also known as “the Party” attempts to spy on its citizens in order to have totalitarian control. It is possible that through modern technology, our own government will also become as extreme as the Party. As the tech companies increase their scope of…show more content…
Social media collect information about our daily life which is sold to other companies for profit, including the government. Government created agencies like the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)and NSA( National Security Agency) to commit espionage towards their own citizens. Immediately, right after the terrorist attack in New York, the United States government have grown paranoid. In response they have decided to tighten the security within and out of the country. The “CIA’s primary mission is to collect, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence to assist the President and senior US government policymakers in making decisions relating to national security… ”(“What We Do” 1). In other words, this means that they are spying on their citizens every move, through their phones, from their credit card bills up to their social media. The agencies are created in order to detect each person’s move and try to prevent any impulsive actions. However, the spying is not an efficient way to prevent crimes, but is a violation of privacy. This is similar to the Party’s actions through the creations of government sanctions which are “The Ministry of Truth- Minitrue, The Ministry of…show more content…
Most Americans use technology like phones, laptop, television and has become part of their daily lives. Some use it for work, and sometimes for leisure. The government also uses technology. They use technology to spy on citizens, looking for potential international and local threat. Medical industry also uses technology, for curing diseases and for the advancement of medicine itself. It is quite impossible for us to avoid technology because it is everywhere around us. As simple as buying a burger at McDonalds, where they record your every
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