Is this 1984 society possible? Explain why you think this could be the case.

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Good question for the discussion board! :)

On one hand I think that this society is possible and that perhaps Orwell had it right on the money when he created the book without fully realizing the possibilities. The government has a lot more power over its people than it did...

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Good question for the discussion board! :)

On one hand I think that this society is possible and that perhaps Orwell had it right on the money when he created the book without fully realizing the possibilities. The government has a lot more power over its people than it did in the 1940s and the US government continues to progress in that direction. With the advancements made in technology it's possible to have a Big Brother type society. There is hardly a place on the planet left that a person can go and not be found. Computers, GPS, the Internet, this age of information makes it easy to be watched. If people continue to value ignorance over intelligence and give the government too much power then I think 1984 is a probability in our future. People today would rather someone else think and do for them and with everything being "PC" all the time our speech is being diminished as well, just like the creation of Newspeak.

On the flip side of the coin because we have so much technology it is difficult to know all, all of the time. If people start to take more responsibility for what they do, we might be able to avoid it.

 

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