Public Freedom And Surveillance In 1984 By George Orwell

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The novel 1984 by George Orwell was written as a warning to the world against the dangers of totalitarian government control and persecution of their people. This is still relevant today when we examine the way our government tries to regulate and control our lives. There is one constant item that will forever be in our lifetimes, which is surveillance… well, besides taxes and death of course. We live in an age where it is laughable to say that you’re alone and where privacy cannot be purchased with a set of sheets. We are constantly being watched, listened to, tracked, investigated and analysed. Almost our whole identities are public information. Sure this open concept brings us closer together, but how close exactly is too close? Where do we draw the line? Sadly, these questions are too late in coming. For the world of George Orwell’s 1984 has become a representation of ours. Which technically means that the line we should have drawn has been long since crossed. Surveillance plays a key role in the novel 1984 by George Orwell. The citizens of Oceania are constantly under a microscope; their lives being dissected to see if it agrees with the Party’s ‘ideal’ society. Technically every aspect of their lives are under control and scrutiny. Big Brother even has the power to change your beliefs and your love, as the book tells you. Whereas…show more content…
They’re used to prevent our society from criminal activities, cultivating piece of mind, apprehend criminals and notify police about suspicious behaviour. However, the owners of the areas with camera surveillance must create a notice that is visible before entering the grounds. There is a website called, this website associates a number and a name with any missed calls or voice mails, without the person with the number even knowing. There are also various other audio and video recording devices that also document the time, date and

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