The Thought Police Of 1984 By George Orwell

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"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 …show more content…
He had legitimate reasons to be concerned about the future privacy of American citizens. That is why he was prophetic in his book 1984. He knew that government agencies would watch, intercept communications and try to manipulate thoughts of its citizens because he saw the way governments were invading people’s privacy during World War II and the years following. The only thing he couldn’t predict was the length that the government agencies would go through to “protect” its citizens. He couldn’t have imagined the technological advantages that the world has experienced. All we can hope for is that more people like George Orwell come around to show us the truth we can’t see so that one day, we won’t end up living in the society from 1984. Always remember “Big Brother is Watching you” (Orwell 5)."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

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