Technology In A Dystopian Society

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“Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”-Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan, a former president of the United States, said these words. He believed that the government causes more problems than it actually fixes. If the President of the United believed such things what could this lead to in the future and what does that have to say about the United States government? Though the technologies and entertainment sources of a dystopian society and modern American society appear different, there impact on the human experience and the individual’s struggle within society remains the same. In the novels Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Matched by Allie Condie the governments have become corrupted and changed the way…show more content…
In Modern American Society technology is used to help people and enhance their lives and wellbeing. Technology makes things look better. Tasks can be done quicker and easier with the use of technology. Technology in the Modern American Society is used many different ways, but the most notable way is it is used is for entertainment. As of 2018, over 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone of some sort. 100 percent of young adults ages 18-29 own some sort of cell phone and 90 percent of students that are younger than high school graduates own some sort of cell phone whether it be a smart phone or a cell phone that is not a smart phone (Mobile Fact Sheet 2018). Americans are highly dependent on entertainment through the use of technology. In the dystopian short film, 2081, Americans are also highly dependent on technology, but not quite for the same reasons. Technology is used to disable, interrupt thought, impede memories, and handicap people. Technology makes life harder for those who are more capable than the norm. Americans are now equal, “...every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. And all this equality was due to the 211th, 212th,…show more content…
In both modern American society and the dystopian society technology and entertainment impact a human’s experience and it represents the individual’s struggle within society. Although modern American society and the dystopian society are almost completely different at this point in time, modern American society is slowly showing signs such as similar forms of technology and changes in the government and its leaders, that it is potentially shaping into the dystopian society read about in
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