Dehumanized Society

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In a world where dehumanization is secluding society and progressing towards fewer human interactions, the world is leading towards a less humane interactive society. George Orwell precisely outlined what would happen to society in the future with his novel 1984. He was able to explain what would happen to the government in a future, where citizens lose their ambitions. With the capability of new technology, the world is going to soon resemble that of 1984. The main problem in today's society is that technology is advancing at a rate faster than that of human abilities, in where humans could be performing the same tasks that machines are today. Humans are becoming apathetic by relying more and more on machinery than human capability. As in 1984, people's minds were manipulated by the propaganda of Big Brother. The proles, which easily outnumbered any other social group, were unable to think for themselves. They showed no desire to overthrow the government that treated them atrociously. Big Brother had their minds so warped that they could not think for themselves, and so the government did not feel the need to monitor them; however, they felt it necessary to heavily monitor the members of the inner party. The proles were mostly not intelligent enough to pose any threat to Big Brother; except for Syme. Syme believed in the principles of Ingsoc and knew many pieces of evidence against Big Brother. "Unquestionably Syme will be vaporized" (Orwell 54), was what flowed through the thoughts of Winston, as he knew that he could turn him in as a thought-criminal. The government used newspeak, propaganda, and other methods to control the people of Oceania. How people were manipulated in 1984 corresponds to how people are lo... ... middle of paper ... ...e communication skills of the younger generations will be mainly dependent on technology rather than interaction with others. People need to communicate with one another and work together to accomplish things. If society can complete these solutions, the world can be stopped from dehumanization. Orwell did a fantastic job outlining the future for the world, and now the people can use the knowledge he bestowed upon them to become more interactive with each other and act more human. Works Cited "Industrial Robot Statistics." IFR RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. Orwell, George, and Erich Fromm. 1984: A Novel. New York, NY: Signet Classic, 1977. Print. "Trends & Statistics in Mobile Technology and Communications." Mobile Learning Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. .
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