Modern day society turned into the society of 1984.
George Orwell was a big contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. When Orwell was once speaking of his novel 1984 he made the following statement, " I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive." Orwell did not live to see this theory of his come true, however over the years more and more events happen to prove him correct. The people of today's society already have to deal with some of the circumstance that the people in 1984 did, only today they are less severe. Today technology, war, and a united hatred towards a certain person or group, set up what could very possibly turn into the same conditions as in 1984. .
The belief that people in today's society have complete freedom and privacy in this country is a dangerously misleading notion. As alluded to in 1984, such a place as Oceania would not be possible without the use technology. It is very doubtful that many people really think about what actually happens when they send an email, talk on a cell phone, or purchase goods online with a credit card. The same technologies that grant people more freedom have the same ability to harm if not respected and used for the good of the society. With the use of the internet growing more rapidly it is becoming way to easy for random people to find personal information on others. There are already millions upon millions of files of information compiled on every citizen in today"s society, all that is required is the motive of one to abuse it. Over the years many people are not educated with what is going on in the world around them. For instance the "Homeland Security Act" recently passed by congress. On the surface, it is a great idea for protecting the country from terrorism after recent events in the country. In reality however, it gives the government full authority to acquire and use information on any citizen at any time and for any reason without anyone's knowledge or consent.