Our life is like a big brother George Orwell foresaw in his book 1984?
No. Orwell's 1984 world is much more brutal than ours. But he meant the novel as a warning of what might happen, so we should take heed!
Better example would be Brave New World. Huxley speech shortly before he died revealed his sources for the book as those world leaders that decided this is how they wanted to craft the world for gaining power.
I don't think we are falling into Orwell's vision in his book of 1984 but I do think we are losing lots of our privacies. Orwell talks a lot about the lost of privacy but he talks about it from the standpoint that there's big brother and higher level governments who are removing privacy to control and take advantage of people and society. I'm not sure if our governments are removing privacies to take advantage of us. I think it's just a natural evolution of technology that it's a lot easier to obtain information...information on everything, not just people's personal information.
Orwell foresaw a Big Brother government controlling our lives. I think at this point, while we are seeing some encroachment of government surveillance powers, we're seeing more of people voluntarily giving up their privacy to the masses. It's almost like a "little brother" scenario, where we're all watching each other and the government is just enjoying the same easy access to our information that everyone has. Not that this is necessarily a good thing, just a bit different from Orwell's vision.
by Sheila 9 years ago
I know this is old news, and if it has already been discussed in the forums I apologize; but did y'all hear that Amazon, at the behest of a publisher, DELETED downloaded copies of Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm that folk had bought and paid for? I was going to put a Kindle on my wish list --...
by Tony the writer 6 years ago
Do you think that the World is turning out just like George Orwell's book - 1984?
by Nicola Thompson 5 years ago
Do you think we're on our way to 1984?Briton certainly are well watched with their CCTV everywhere, the running gag being "Big Brother Briton", but what about the US? Think that we are on our way to the Orwellian disutopia?
by retief2000 5 years ago
On a day when the Attorney General cannot say whether or not he is investigating Congress, the cell phone records of millions of Americans are free game for the NSA and the Press ignores the open hostility toward their Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms, we commemorate the courage of those...
by L. Andrew Marr 9 years ago
Hello fellow Hubbers,I currently have to read George Orwell's '1984' for an essay on dystopia for school. I was just wondering what people think about it?Personally, I am finding it very hard to get into...it is terribly dull.Luke
by PhoenixV 5 years ago
Who Was George Orwell?What is a biography of George Orwell?
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