Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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In the not so near future, there is a high chance that humanity will be condemned to a dystopian world by the result of technological advancements. In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury emphasizes the importance of knowledge and the role of technology in the world. In today's world, the average human has an attention span of 8.25 seconds due to things like social media and people always being on some type of technology. Technology has become a drug to most minds and is something most cannot live without. Almost everyday there have been some sort of new advancements made to today's technology, most of which can be utilized by the government and be used in many different ways. With how advanced today's technology and A.I has become, …show more content…

It shows how technology can change how people's brains work and make them a zombie. “They want to know what I do with my time. I tell them that sometimes I just sit and think. But I won’t tell them what. I’ve got them running”(Bradbury 20). When Clarisse says this, it shows how normalized it is for people to not have a mind of their own and to do their own thinking. It scares people when someone has time to think about things and how messed up this dystopian world really is. Not only does Bradbury know that technology changes people, but there have been many real world studies that actually give hard evidence as to how and why these changes occur. “Now provides examples that a child's brain may indeed develop differently with heavy use of digital devices. Those of us whose brain matured before the first iPhone came to market in 2007 may also be vulnerable to mental changes” (Lynne Peeples). Not only this but there have been many other multi million dollar studies showing how technology is taking over the world and people's minds. “The more tethered we are to our phones, studies show, the harder it is to think deeply, attentively, and conceptually”(Lynne Peeples). The outcomes of technology will only become worse as time goes on since it is an everlasting addiction that almost nobody can overcome. That outcome is represented in Fahrenheit

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