Fahrenheit 451 Technology Quotes

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In a world where most everyone has a smartphone, boredom is on the decline. I mean, with a new iPhone 8 there is always something to do. If I even have a spare minute I’ll flip out my phone and go on Instagram, Snapchat, or CNN. Or maybe Netflix? Spotify? There is really no limit to the things that can be done on a smartphone. Yet, with all this information streaming through our population’s mind, no knowledge or substance is gained. The likelihood that a teenager would pick up a book or go outside when they could instantly be absorbed in their phone is doubtful, even though this is often the less mentally and physically fulfilling option. With phones always at our fingertips, society is becoming increasingly immersed in technology and media, …show more content…

In this work, Bradbury also brings light to the idea of media and its large presence on manipulating the human mind. He says, “Then, in midair, all vanishes! Whirl man’s mind around so fast under the pumping hands of publishers, exploiters, broadcasters that the centrifuge flings off all unnecessary, time-wasting thought.” This quote shows the mind boggling power that media can have on a person. Without users even realizing it, the media can spin all kinds of stories, movies, and more into a brainwashing path of ignorance. The drastic increase in social media has also had a tremendous impact on the media’s impact, as it makes this technology more and more …show more content…

He says, “Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me, I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say.” Today, smartphones and televisions are our “walls”. They kill our ability to think, interact, and progress. The way to combat this retrogression is through books and knowledge. Next time you are at home bored, read a book instead of watching Netflix on your phone. Instead of snap chatting, try to learn something new. Knowledge is the only way to combat ignorance, and it takes change. Change is necessary, and it could be the only way for our society to escape this rabbit hole of ignorance in which we have

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