Author Topic: George Orwell, you were right!  (Read 5984 times)

Offline DC

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Re: George Orwell, you were right!
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2007, 02:53:14 PM »
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - open throttle in the other -
body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming : "Woo Hoo, what
a ride!"

Offline rewh2oman

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Re: George Orwell, you were right!
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2007, 03:05:31 PM »
sounds like movie "The Truman Show" to me.

...russ

Offline PelleFederica

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Re: George Orwell, you were right!
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2021, 05:20:00 AM »
I don't know if anyone else read the article in one of the newspapers over the weekend where it was proposed that CCTV be put into the homes of drug addicts to help protect the children? I am all for anything that will help to protect the weak and the innocent but what comes next? CCTV in the homes of known alcoholics? CCTV in the homes of known criminals? Oh the hell just put it in every home "for the protection of the people from the people".

We spend enough time on CCTV everyday just walking down the high streets of Britain and I for one do not want to appear on "Big Brother".

Apple is currently doing the same thing with their newest firmware update.. Big Brother will be watching us 24/7 as our "freedom is slavery"..

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Re: George Orwell, you were right!
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2021, 04:21:59 AM »
I think the pandemic-induced large-scale acceptance of videoconferencing has also played a great role in legitimizing more pervasive surveillance. Not just from the government but also from the private sector, as companies now feel entitled to regulate how we spend our time at home, since remote work for many means working from home. As boundaries between work-life and life beyond work eroded over the last year, so did the boundaries between private and public. Many of us posted pictures of our homes online, redid wall decors and interiors to "present" a better "background" for our daily work calls. Just before the pandemic there was also the craze for Alexa and Google Assistant. Many--much more than we'd like to believe--think of these things as welcome developments, as things that ease their lives. Regulation is still far away, and companies and governments are known to make the most of the lack of regulation. In fact, regulation is often thought of as a measure likely to cripple the free-market economy (See: Society: The Basics), so the fight is quite steep.