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What's the origin of the term "Big Brother" and what does it mean today?
@StartpageSearch i think the term from Orwell's book, 1984. It must be the government survelience allegory.
The expression comes from George Orwell's "1984," in which it refers to the state's surveillance of its citizens. The face of this surveillance was "Big Brother" - the head of state with unlimited power. Posters of him were hung on every corner, and his portrait was painted so that no matter where you went, it seemed that he was looking at you + the inscription on the poster "Big Brother is looking at you" added to the feeling of constant surveillance by the posters. Although the fear did not form from nothing, everyone was indeed being watched, but not through the posters, but through the patriot denouncers and the TV screens, which, unlike the TVs of our reality, were the analog of cameras in the book.
Nowadays this phrase still means surveillance by the state
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