Technology In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Science fiction is a type of fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances. Ray Bradbury being one of the most famous science fiction writers wrote Fahrenheit 451, about a world where books are banned and firemen start fires instead of putting them out. People spend hours watching the parlor walls interacting with a virtual family. There is not much disagreement between people because the government tries to eliminate all opposing opinions by banning books and having strict surveillance and rules. Bradbury was able to predict a world with increased technology use and ignorance favored over knowledge.
One of the main predictions that Ray Bradbury got right about the future is the vast increased use of technology. Possibly …show more content…

It was found that “loneliness was a positive predictor of Facebook usage. … The loneliness variable controlled for the direct effect between the need for privacy and Facebook addiction was significant” (Błachnio et al.). Also on social media sites like Facebook, we get shortened versions of stories and the news possibly because of our shorter attention spans. We don’t want to listen to long stories with unnecessary details, instead we want the essential limited information immediately. In the book, the people’s attention spans are so short they just get the surface level information all of the time without any …show more content…

In the book, books are illegal and banned completely. The books were banned because the government wanted to eliminate all contradictory opinions. Printed books have been declining in popularity in the United States in the past decade. “The harshest decline was 2011-12, when the global book market contracted 7.4 percent. … The Association of American Publishers said audio book downloads increased by 38.1 percent in 2015” (Graham). I think the book can also be linked to how today people are much more ignorant and trusting when it comes to the news and

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