Convenience Simple Such Technology
In the novel 1984,written byGeorge Orwell shows us a alternate reality whose people are beingconstantly watched by their government, close watch, their manipulation and control is symbolized through the idea that “Big Brother is watching all the time,” is repeated throughout the book.
First we see that The slogans are shown everywhere in there world as a method to remind the people of oceaniathat they are always being looked at and judged by Big Brother, But In our world, the phrase has come to represent the government's abusive powers especiallyto its people's civilliberties and rights and their people is often used to insure a mass surveillance over the population of people. As Orwell predicted in the novel, people have increasingly given their personal freedoms up, privacy rights, allowing thegovernment's surveillance to grow. 1984 people showing their willingness to surrender their privacydue to fear. However in the book we can see that most of this loss of privacycomes from benefits that are provided by technological advances due tothe ability to social networkusing online platforms and instant access to informationfor just about any topic from the internet and the increasing ease that comes from technology makes communication and convenience simple such technology has provided. In both the book and our societysociety, it shows that Big Brothers Government has revoked the former rights to privacy, the reality is that in both cases it’s the citizens of that have permitted it to happen.
Secondly Orwell isfirst seen referringto “Big Brother” is seen inparagraph three of the first chapter of 1984.Orwell writes, " “The flat was seven flights up, and Winston, who was thirty-nine and had a varicose ulcer above his right ankle, went slowly, resting several times on the way. On each landing, opposite the lift-shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move.That the government is always watching you, the caption read” (3). Which meansthe concept of aways surveillingis presented in the very beginning of the book.Although looking overly intrusive, the people tolerate the constant surveillance deeming it justified in this world as regular which makes their world unsafe due to the potential horrors of war. The perception of the government is actively preventing the enemy from taking over the country and abusing its citizens which led to the willing forfeit of individual rights.
Lastly Orwellwrites, "The consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival (192)This is regarding to who has access to this surveillance information and how it will and can be used to change secret without the public everknowing. The government can also use the public to justify and change therules orbreak laws as it did after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For example, after 9/11 the surveillance data was used to indicate the potential terrorists so that the CIA could capture them and collectinformation that prevented all other terrorist fromattacking. Despite it being against international law . These situationseemlike they came directly from 1984 as the torture of Winston, and Julia are specifically detailed in the book. An important example of this can be found on page 244.”Suddenly he started up with a shock of horror. The sweat broke out on his backbone. He had heard himself cry aloud for Julia ” (Orwell) this shows that disputes the government's efforts to break winston to give up his love , he would be broken .
In Conclusion to 1984 George Orwell shows us a world whose inhabitants are under constant surveillance by the government constant use of technology. This is show through the way that they torture people to get information and the way there always watching people to make sure that they don't commit thought crimes or rebel against Big Brother.