Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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There are many dangers of technology, some are that it disturbs sleep cycle, makes people lonely and affects kids moods. People are very dependent on technology and use it often without realizing the consequences to their physical and emotional health. Screen time usage has shown that it disturbs sleep cycle and leads to exhaustion and confusion, and if not fixed, serious medical issues. Sleep is the way that the body resets and heals so that the next day the body can continue working correctly, if not properly rested the body can have trouble functioning. In “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, Mildred watches a lot of TVs which doesn’t allow her to sleep so she has to take sleeping pills every night. At one point she downs the entire bottle of pills and overdoses. Due the confusion and exhaustion, she forgot how many pills she took and kept taking them until the entire bottle was empty. In the article “Dumb & Dumber: Interactive screen time is worse than TV” by Victoria L. Dunckley M.D., she writes “researchers observed that just 30 minutes of either computer use or …show more content…

In ‘“Fahrenheit 451” the kids in the book are very violent and want to kill as described by Clarisse. At one point in the book, Montag is chased by a car teen and almost run over because they were looking for a thrill. In the article “Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy” by Victoria L. Dunckley M.D., she writes “Screen time overloads the sensory system, fractures attention, and depletes mental reserves.” She continues to explain how this can affect a child mood causing them to become more stressed and agitated. This leads to worse performance in school and can affect mental health which is both very bad. Having a poor mental health state shows how technology affects the mind and how severe the consequences of using technology can be. Technology is dangerous for the mind and the body, it resets our “inner sleep clock” and affects our mental

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