• The concept of Big Brother being so predominant that a reality show was named after it, in which contestants were fully surveilled constantly.
  • Telescreens were present in everyones homes reciting propaganda and recording movements and talking. However, in prolls homes they were not present- not caring what the poor people are doing. People being monitored through cell phones, poor people not having cell phones.
  • Government surveillance. In 2006 the FBI proved that they had used a roving bug hacking system to turn the microphone on and record.
  • On from this, there have been multiple spy ware programmes designed to collect cellphone metdata, internet use and purpose tracking, warrant less wire tapping controversies.
  • Security cameras everywhere, people think they are in place to protect us.

Oceanians live in a constant state of being monitored by the party through the use of advanced, invasive technology. The party’s surveillance was so advanced that even the slightest movement could expose rebellion.

‘The world of 1984 is a perfect metaphor for today,’ he says. ‘People want to understand the nature of the type of power which is wielded in this story and how it relates to our own society. I think the audience just get it, they get the parallels very clearly, because they are so obvious these days.’

 

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