Everyone wants to live in a perfect world right?<br />As humans, we can take steps to improve our world but a perfect society is simply something we can not create<br />This is from where the term dystopia was derived.<br />Dystopia is the unsuccessful attempt at the perfect society.<br />The fact is, there is not any one person who can play the role of God. <br />This presentation will exemplify dystopian societies in fiction and the world in which we live.<br />The Idea of a Perfect World<br />
The War in Iraq<br />After the incident of 9/11, there was real fear of terrorism. The American government used this fear to justify reduced privacy, limited human rights and war in Iraq. George Bush convinced the people that it was a peace mission to retrieve all dangerous weapons.<br />
The War set by Big Brother<br />The war set by Big Brother was simply a mechanism of manipulation. The nature of fear was taken advantage to keep the people within Oceanian.<br />
Utilizing the same concept of fear was what the director in the Truman show had done to keep Truman on the island.<br />The manipulation continues…<br />
Government and War<br />An article by Timothy Lynch concerning the war on terrorism expressed the following, “government officials have an incentive to lie and misrepresent their actions so that they can expand, or at least maintain, their power.”<br />This is the same concept represented by George Orwell in 1984, written 62 years ago. Who wrote in his book, “And at the same time the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the ganding-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural unavoidable condition of survival.” (Orwell 2.9)<br />
How perceptive Orwell was…<br />In 1984, George Orwell wrote <br />about things that seemed <br />to be, in his time<br />time, unfathomable<br />Telescreens? What an <br />unimaginable idea!<br />Little did Orwell know, <br />this concept came into <br />reality not long after <br />he wrote the book.<br />Today, any one can access Google Maps with simple internet access and look almost where ever they desired in the world.<br />
The theme of invasiveness in the Truman Show<br />Truman was under 24/7 surveillance his entire life. This film illustrated an extreme depiction of invasion of privacy. The director always needed to know what Truman was doing <br />to ensure he was following<br /> the script he created<br />
Any One Own a Web Cam?<br />The thought of “Big Brother is watching you” is not so far fetched after all…<br />In case you were not aware, there is a way of having your Webcam remotely turned on from another computer. There have been many crimes recorded of this misuse of technology, but the bottom line is that it can be done. Anyone who owns a webcam is vulnerable.<br />
This video shows Truman’s discovery of the cameras and how he was monitored. It also shows his struggle of excepting his own reality and how it was overcame…<br />
Lynch, Timothy Doublespeak and the War on Terrorism August 4 2010 http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/<br />The Complete Works of George Orwell 1984 August 4 2010 http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/0.html<br />Work cited<br />
Andrea PollockMs. Cote-MontminyENG 4UAugust 4th, 2010<br />Thank you for watching<br />ISP<br />Multimedia Essay<br />
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