Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Becoming Too Consumed in Technology Decreases Social Interaction The world is constantly changing, and new technology is being added everywhere. While some people might think all of the new technology is helping society, it is actually becoming extremely detrimental to every individual and the future of social interactions. Ever since technology was first invented, people have been capable of interacting with other people online instead of in-person. While this can be exciting and beneficial in some ways, it is important for people to remember to distance themselves from spending too much time using technology because it causes many negative effects, including a decrease in their amount of social interactions. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray …show more content…

Clarisse is a seventeen year old girl who surrounds herself with family and good conversations, and she is happy and always ready to talk with someone. In the book, Clarisse discusses her frustration with the society she lives in when she says, “‘Social to me means talking to you about things like this.’ She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. ‘Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don’t think it’s social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don’t; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film teacher. That’s not social to me at all.’” (Bradbury 29). Clarisse values conversation over technology, but the rest of the society she lives in surrounds …show more content…

According to the article, “3. Concerns about the future of people’s well-being,” while speaking about the increase in technology, “Rich Salz, principal engineer at Akamai Technologies, commented, ‘We have already seen some negative effects, including more isolation, less ability to focus, more ability to be deceived by bad actors (fake news) and so on. I do not see those lessening. Sadly.’” (Anderson and Rainie). Not only does increasing technology and online interaction cause more isolation, but it can also harm someone’s well-being and decrease their sociability if online interactions replace in-person interactions (Lieberman and Schroeder 18). With all of the technology being added to the world, it seems that people are always around some form of technology. If there is technology present during a social interaction it can actually reduce the physical connection between people. According to the article “Two social lives: How differences between online and offline interaction influence social outcomes,” “Phone use during social interaction can reduce feelings of social connection, the perceived quality of the interaction, enjoyment gained from the interaction, and even frequency of smiling at others” (Lieberman and Schroeder 18). As technology keeps being added into society, people are more likely to constantly be surrounded by it, which is leading to a society with a small amount of

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