1)The biggest thing I have found while researching is that an Americans privacy is almost nonexistent. First with the Internet, a person should be able to look at anything on the Internet and not be monitored. A person can do whatever they want but google still can memorize the websites you have been on. Then an American has no privacy from their government. We have certain rights as citizens but the government walks right through them with acts like the Patriot Act. This allows the government to watch people with no real reason to be watching them. Another thing that was surprising that employers using social media sites to check out an employee. This is public to everyone but an employer shouldn’t judge a person by a single profile picture or post.
2)The topics relate to the novel because they show how our privacy is invaded just like Winston was in the novel. In the novel Winston was constantly being watched by the government with tele-screens and other technology. The topic of the Patriot Act is showing how our government is starting to take away our privacy just like Winston’s was. Winston also was constantly influenced by the propaganda posters of Big Brother. This relates to today’s world because of all the advertisement in radio, tv, and signs. Whether a person knows it or not these advertisements effect their lives, just like Winston.
3)The topics have definitely opened my eyes on how much technology has increased and is taking over our lives. Also how much privacy has vanished, everything is public these days. Seeing this really makes me wonder if there is any privacy at all, with people watching through a webcam, trash cans tracking what you throw away, and motion detectors that can detect what room you are in. The question is at what point are we taking this too far? Yeah these things might help us but when do they start hindering us by invading our privacy.