Censorship In Fahrenheit 451, By Tristan Harris

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The interview with Tristan Harris talked about the addiction of social media and the failed methods to stop it. Tristan Harris, who worked for Google, co-founded the Center for Humane Society which has been an influential critic of addictive media and technology. Over the years, Harris became defeated on trying to decrease the enticing qualities of social media so the users’ time was better spent on something worthwhile. During this interview, he touched on a few topics such as social media addiction and the design behind the app, how people respond and draw attention to anger more than anything else, media influencing our thoughts, the hypocrisy of meditation and mindfulness, and failure of the efficiency over effectiveness mindset. Throughout …show more content…

Censorship is one of the main themes found in both because in Fahrenheit 451, the citizens evolved into a group where they found books boring and generally offensive which turned into a hositlity towards books. Likewise with this article, Tristan Harris talks about the censorship, or rather the attention brought to topics that are factually incorrect or offensive because its sharing. This selection of topics that are chosen to be shown to us is hurting our community by only having one side of an arguement avaiable. Another recurring theme is that people get addicted to things that are exciting and flashy that don’t take a lot of thought. In Fahrenheit 451, the teenagers liked driving fast and listening to loud music. Similarly today, teenagers like doing things that don’t take a lot of effort but with a good enjoyment payoff such as going on social media. Even nearly 70 years ago, Bradbury had realized the punishments of living in a society of people who aren’t mindful. Technology has made a big impact on both societies but ultimately is detrimental to the community as a whole. And although we own the technology, the way it hooks us with the constant notifications and competitiveness makes us feel that the technology, in the end, owns

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