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1984 - Are We Being Watched?

            In a world controlled by a higher power, constantly living in fear of doing or saying something wrong, thoughts can be incriminating. Even worse, any impure thoughts may make you disappear, constantly being watched, and observed without knowing. A Telescreen watching every facial expression and recording any abnormal body language and movement everywhere you go. Even in your home there is no escape. You are unable to get away or turn off the power of the Telescreen and "Big Brother". This novel is of a man's struggle against a totalitarian government that controls the ideas and thoughts of its citizens. The devices used by man come with many consequences that some people may not be too fond about, as expanded upon in George Orwell's novel 1984 .
             The Telescreens in the novel 1984 are an example of security cameras in current times, but the only difference is that the cameras aren't only in the people's houses, they are everywhere always watching everyone's actions. "What was worse of all was that by means of such organizations as the spies that they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the party" (Orwell 24). Kids became a part of a group called the "junior spies", which is a group of children who turn in those adults who are not loyal to the party, and eventually they turn into a group called the "thought police" which are a group who arrest those who think they are against the party. Big Brother is an imaginary dictator. This is because throughout the novel, people have talked about it, but no one has ever seen it, so everyone is skeptical as to know if Big Brother is actually real, or just fake to impose propaganda on everyone. .
             With our technology advancing, is gives us a tremendous boost to finding and capturing more criminals. For example, with the help of the government, seal team 6 was able to find the exact location of Osama Bin Laden with the helpful use of technology and all the information that we used during his 10-year hiding.

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