Analysis Of 1984, Tracks Oceanians ' Everyday Performance

1163 Words Mar 8th, 2015 5 Pages
“Big Brother is watching you!” an enormous poster featuring “a man of about forty-five” that seems to gaze at the people of Oceania. The Party incessantly watches all populaces for any traces of “thought crime” or rebellion, by spying and through telescreens (1956). “In the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away again with a curving flight. It was the police patrol, snooping into people 's windows” (Orwell 4). The populace of Oceania are in a constant state of surveillance through technology. The technology, in the film and novel 1984, tracks Oceanians’ everyday performance. Moreover, in our society, technology is intensifying and becoming more sophisticated. Similarly to 1984 dystopian novel, contemporary technology has the power to spy on all of us and to track our everyday performance. With the advanced technology, it is easy to have some people willing to take such consequences for the benefits of the technology. The Fitbit activity wristband has numerous of privacy concerned athletes who are noting the similarity between modern use of technology and 1984’s use of technology, perceiving 1984 as a futuristic film. Despite this concern, many athletes glorify the Fitbit because of its displays one’s progress toward a particular daily activity goal, which, to some, is motivating. The Fitbit activity wristband which features standalone GPS tracking capabilities raises privacy concerns to some…
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