Smith: Does Big Brother exist?
O’Brian: Of course he exists. The Party exists. Big Brother is the embodiment of the Party
Smith: Does he exist in the same way as I exist?
O’Brian: You do not exist
Smith: I think I exist
I am conscious of my own identity. I was born and I shall die. I have arms and legs
I occupy a particular point in space. No other solid object can occupy the same point simultaneously
In that sense, does Big Brother exist?
O’Brian: It is of no importance. He exists
Smith: Will Big Brother ever die?
O’Brian: Of course not. How could he die? Next question (11/12/84 7:19 PM)