George Orwell’s 1984 was a book on how the government, Big Brother, had total control over the people of Oceania. There are many reasons to believe that our own world is slowly becoming the nightmare. Since the publication in 1949, Orwell?s novel has consistently trigured heated debates about whether or not our society has become like Oceania, how accurate Orwell?s predictions were, and which political parties? philosophies most resemble Ingsoc. The world we live in resembles Orwell?s depiction of Oceania in many ways. We lack humanity and in many ways feel that violence is the only solution to our problems. Take school for example. They have many hidden cameras throughout the school hallways that students aren’t aware of. There are also cameras outside the school grounds, some say for protection, I think its to monitor what the students are doing. In the novel, Big Brother has telescreens set up everywhere. There purpose are to present presentations by Big Brother, they also serve as cameras for the party to monitor the people. If you really think about it, there are cameras almost everywhere looking and observing people. In public buildings, at jobs, at shopping malls, almost everywhere. Whatever happened to privacy? In the novel the party has complete power and does what it feels to the people. You weren’t even allowed to think something wrong or you might be discovered by the Thought Police. Its not like that out here…yet.