Summary Of Feed By M. T. Anderson

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In M.T. Anderson’s book, Feed, he provides a warning of what could happen in our society if we continue to value technology over human interaction. As shown in the Feed, the characters are living in a world filled with technology. They do not really do anything in their day to day life that does not involve their feeds. Sadly, in the world we live in today, a similar problem is starting to arise. The issue of technology and social media has started to change the way society runs today. The obsessiveness and addiction has caused the world to be impacted negatively. One day, a man described his experience while observing a family in a cafe. He noticed that everyone in the family but the mom was using their phone, “Sad and alone in the company…show more content…
As technology gets brought into the world in more ways, we may lose almost all human interaction. In Feed, M.T. Anderson writes about a dystopian world where the characters live with a lot of technology and not much face to face human interaction. The technology controls them and tells them what to do. “There’s nothing but the Feed telling you, This is music you heard. This is the music you missed. This is what is new. Listen” (Anderson, 5). The characters in Feed are controlled by the technology. It is constantly giving them new information, ads, trends and more. The characters have lost human interaction. When the man in the cafe witnessed a family all on their phones, he begins to think that we are losing human interaction, “...the use of technology for interaction exchange for not interacting. This has never happened before and I doubt we have scratched the surface of the social impact of this new experience.” (Dangerous Minds). The author gets emotional about the use of technology, instead of socializing in real life. In Feed, we see a world where people are addicted to technology, which is similar to people…show more content…
In the article, How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy, it talks about how social media causes jealousy in relationships. This comes up in Feed because the book says, “I stayed up all through the early morning, shivering, ordering, ordering, and was awake at dawn, when I put on clothes, and went up to the surface, and watched the shit-stupid sun rise over the whole shit-stupid world,” (Anderson, 294). Titus is talking about how much he hates the world because the feed makes Violet ill in the hospital. The feed causes problems with relationships in Feed, and in the real world. The characters in Feed struggle to live without their feeds when they lost them, and when given them back, “The feed was pouring in on us now, all of it, all of the feednet, and we could feel all of our favorites, and there were our files, and our m-chatlines. It came down like frickin’ spring rains, and we were dancing in it,” (Anderson, 68). People today are so dependent on their technology that when it is taken away and then given back, it makes people happy and changes how they act. Society turns back to their phones when they get them back and do not go back to being social in their lives, which is what Titus says people also do in
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