The Use Of Privacy In George Orwell's 1984

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Behind every technological device lies the government, yes the government is behind every device that Americans use. Ever considered to what extent we use our smartphones, smart screens, laptops? And how much information those devices gather from each individual. Where does that information go? And what would they want to do with that information? Devices these days like smartphones have become super computers at the palm of your hands, which can do so many tasks as taking pictures, making calls, text, surf the Web and track one's personal life. The privacy of Americans citizens is being violated, similar to that in George Orwell’s 1984 because of their similarities in technology, their tracking methods, and privacy invasion. In Orwell’s novel 1984 we get a glimpse of a totalitarian government having full control over the people in Oceania. In order for the government to obtain full control over their citizens is to keep them in heavy supervision. They do this by relying heavily in technology. Mainly the party/government relies on telescreens, these huge screens act as televisions by also functioning as a camera on disguise keeping a close eye on everybody. Society here is in constant…show more content…
In 1984 there is no such thing as privacy. Invasion of privacy is constantly shown throughout the book. Once again the main threat here are the telescreens, Orwell demonstrates this by giving a brief description of what these screens can attain, “any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it”(Orwell, pg.3). These screens indulge fear into the citizens of Ingsoc, so they best not act or do anything strange that can “harm the party”. Later on Winston goes to a barren area where no telescreens present however he goes on to say “there was always the danger of concealed microphones” (Orwell, pg.117). Emphasizing over the idea of no such thing as

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