Philosophy In George Orwell's Dystopian Novel, 1984

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Philosophy is the study of the deepest questions humanity has been able to conceive. Contrary to other scientific fields, philosophy proceeds only by plain hard thinking, and tests everything by reason alone. It challenges a person’s point of view and forces them to be uncomfortable with their views since nothing in philosophy is definite. In order to communicate effectively in this discipline, members must primarily reflect, strive for clarity and develop their critical thinking skills. Reflection is the act of thinking about our experiences and is one of the fundamental keys of philosophy. It allows us to analyze our mistakes and build upon or prior knowledge. Additionally, reflection grants us the ability to draw connections between multiple areas, which further expands our understanding of the material. Daniel J. Power in his academic journal, titled “Big Brother” can watch us, explores and reflects on George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984. In his conclusion, Power states the following:
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Government bureaucrats and Artificial intelligence software can monitor what is happening and can intervene. The ‘Big Brother’ telescreens are two way video and voice devices. Perhaps facial recognition software with artificial intelligence could monitor the nuances of a person’s behaviour [ behavior ] and infer their thoughts. In the novel, people are monitored at work, in their residences, on the streets, in the rural areas, and in churches or stores. The outer party members in Oceania have no privacy. In Orwell’s imagined society, approximately two percent of the people belong to the elite, ‘all powerful’ Inner Party, thirteen percent to the Outer Party, and eighty-five percent to the proles. In a society of 1 Billion, approximately 150 million people would need to be closely

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