The Novel 1984 by George Orwells

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The book 1984 depicts a society unimaginable to most; however, a further look shows us that we actually do live in an Orwellian society. Orwell describes a country called Oceania made of multiple continents which is ruled by the dictatorial “Big Brother” who uses different systems like the “thought police” and “telescreens” in order to have full control over the country. Our democratic government, through organizations such as the NSA and NGI, can look through our most private conversations and moments using spyware. Due to the secrecy of the government, citizens in 1984, as well as those in our society, fear the government. First of all, “as of right now, technology is the only significant barrier” protecting you from “Big Brother” (Source E). Source E was published in 2012 and since then, technology is getting better and better. Currently, new iPhone applications can “snap a photo of a person and within seconds display their name date of birth and social security number" (Source E). These applications create harmful intrusions of our identity that can lead to identity theft. Big-name retailers like Wal-Mart and Target utilize technology that can track their customers, according to Even though these systems are used for benign purposes they can also be used harmfully. A typical hacker could gain easy access to millions of customers’ credit cards. We have predicted that this inquisitive technology would come later in the future but it is already out.
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