[2017 6-12] Orwell is turning over in his grave

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[2017 6-12] Orwell is turning over in his grave

Postby GollyRojer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:41 pm

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Re: [2017 6-12] Orwell is turning over in his grave

Postby JLF65 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:07 pm

Your Smart TV, your XBox, your Amazon Echo, your kid's Barbie doll - ANYTHING that responds to your voice is recording everything 24/7 and uploading it to a server somewhere for storage and processing. Now companies want to do more with those 24/7 recordings... and so does the government.
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Re: [2017 6-12] Orwell is turning over in his grave

Postby GollyRojer » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:31 pm

Yep. My tailored advertising now includes offers of things mentioned in a conversation where no phones or computers were present.
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Re: [2017 6-12] Orwell is turning over in his grave

Postby Geekoid » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:54 pm

That's not what 1984 was about. 1984 was about control. Control of information.

The best way to stop that is to fight for open journalism, and archive site for the internet.

That mean you need to spend money of newspaper subscription and donate to place like the wayback machine, wikipedia and so on.
Fight for POlice Body cams and the public right to view them. Be aware the fight never ends because mostly what you are fighting against is good intentions.


The internet is the best tool against an Orwellian future, but it won't continue without your involvement.
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Re: [2017 6-12] Orwell is turning over in his grave

Postby Jules.LT » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:28 pm

Lack of control of your own information, i.e. privacy, was a significant theme.

In France, we have laws that force companies to delete the information about you if you ask.
Do you have that in the US?
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Re: [2017 6-12] Orwell is turning over in his grave

Postby gvest » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:49 pm

It was and it wasn't. Big brother watching was as much a show as anything. Indeed, given the state of technical know-how in Oceania, it's entirely possible the telescreens weren't recording anything at all. Ironically what kept your from being free was that you didn't know what your neighbors (and miniLuv) knew about you and what they would do about it. No one in that book is really a fan of IngSoc (save, possibly, for O'Brian about whose inner motivations we know nothing at all) but everyone pretends to be, and keeps everyone else in line by doing so.
I'm trying to say control of information has much more to do with Orwellian Dystopia then it's gathering does.
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