Essay about The Nsa Of Modern Day And The Thought Police Of 1984

2539 Words May 25th, 2016 null Page
"You had to live in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized" (Orwell 6) The NSA of modern day and the Thought Police of 1984 are similar in many ways. Both are government agencies that watch, intercept communications and try to manipulate thoughts of its citizens. The He was prophetic that the government would want to keep an eye on its citizens, but he could have never imagined how far they could and would take it. With most of the ways that privacy invasion happens in the modern world and in 1984 is through technology and electronic surveillance. The internet and other technological advantages have proven to be a fantastic vehicle for doing just that. If George Orwell could see what the NSA can do now he would be terrified. George Orwell was prophetic in his depiction of the ways he portrayed the Thought Police and how the NSA operates today. The two agencies invade their people’s privacy by watching their people actions, intercepting their communications, and using techniques that read their thoughts. The NSA’s technology is much greater than the technologies George Orwell imagined for his Thought Police. The Thought Police only had telescreens and microphones as technological devices, but the NSA has access to public and private cameras. The Thought Police had the ability to go through citizen’s mail, but each piece had to be individual which made it a time-consuming task. The NSA can do much more…

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