Technology In George Orwell's 1984

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Cell phones 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 situations 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 used to spy and kidnap people. The telescreens are more than just cameras explained by Winston, He explains how, “ ... your breathing could be control … but you could not controlled the beating of your heart, and the telescreen was quite delicate enough to pick it up” (Orwell, page 79). Citizens of Oceania are always being watched by the thought police office. Even in the privacy of a party member’s office they were noticing his heart beating. In
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