Technology, Educational Purposes, Communication, And Other Everyday Uses

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Today technology can have many different uses. People use technology for entertainment, educational purposes, communication, and other everyday uses. In 1984, Big brother uses telescreens, a speakwrite,memory holes, microphones, and helicopters to secure control throughout Oceania. By using these technologies, Big Brother has raised fear and awareness in his citizens to keep them in line. Big Brother also uses technology to control their minds in certain ways. Telescreens are the primary way Big Brother uses technology to secure control in Oceania. Telescreens are large screens that are placed in homes and public venues. Telescreens work as two way mirrors, because whoever is looking can see out but not in. In 1984 it says,…show more content…
In 1984 it says, “By sitting in the alcove, and keeping well back, Winston was able to remain outside the range of the telescreen, so far as sight went. He could be heard of course, but so long as he stayed in his present position he could not be seen. It was partly the unusual geography if the room that had suggested to him the thing that he was now about to do.” (pg. 6) This quote is describing Winston’s flat and how everything is positioned. Winston notices that the telescreen, in his flat, is positioned in away that he can sit somewhere else and not be seen. The unordinary position of Winston’s flat had quite the influence on him doing what he was about to do, which was writing in a journal . The fact that Winston felt a little bit of excitement, when noticing that he’s able to be out of the telescreen range, shows the heavy weight being lifted off of Winston’s shoulders. Big Brother uses telescreens to secure control by causing the citizens of Oceania to be aware of being watched and heard. The presence of a telescreen is just a physical reminder that’s saying “Watch what you do and say.” winston , who realized his hidden space o the telescreen, started disobeying they unspoken rule, which is to not write in a diary, and started writing in a diary. The telescreen ensures control by making sure no one breaks the rules. Along with telescreens, microphones and helicopters also
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