As years pass by, scientists work tirelessly to make more advanced technology to make everyone's lives more comfortable and automated. In society, this is seen as a gift, since it allows the world to work less for the things wanted, but nothing can be perfect. Sadly, technology has lowered the intelligence level of humans, not only with knowledge, but also with social intelligence. This can be found in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, where it is normal in society to not be intelligent. Throughout the book, there are multiple examples where people in the 451 world become too attached to their technology that they no longer want intelligence nor do they want to interact with other humans.
Under 30: The Dumbest Generation In his best-selling book, The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein claims that the current people under 30 years old are the dumbest generation in history. Technology has overtaken the under 30 generation causing their lives and learning to be changed for the worse. To start, technology has created people who are unable to think deeply and answer hard questions. In an excerpt from the book, The Dumbest Generation, Bauerlein writes, “The 18-year-old may have a Visa card, cell phone, My Space page, part-time job, Playstation 2, and an admissions letter from State U., bu task this wired and on-the-go high school senior a few intellectual questions and the facade of in-the-know-ness crumbles” (Bauerlein). Technology has created more robots than people.
Due to the invention of modern technology, America has become the melting pot of different cultures and it shows most people are open to becoming cosmopolitan. The invention of technology have given society the ability to communicate with each other from all over the world. Americans have not fully embraced the idea of mutually agreeing about a topic through conversation alone because not every generation of people can see eye to eye. For example, the millennials and the Baby Boomers have two different perspectives on life because of their upbringing and many other factors. There is no peaceful mutual agreement between topics such as abortion, gay marriage or police brutality between the generations.
actually affects our brains and the way we use them. Many people would argue that technology has more cons than pros, however it’s quite the opposite. We use technology in our everyday lives and it helps us to gain more knowledge than we’ve ever been able to before. The technology we have today is one of the greatest advantages we could have. Andrea Lunsford, who wrote “Our Semi-Literate Youth?
As I read deeper into the book, I started to realize how accurate Bradbury was on our society today. In today’s society, most people can’t go a day without their phones, it’s second nature to pull out the phone and look at that bright illuminating touch screen that fascinates today’s generation. Technology is distracting people from reality and what’s really important. I believe that Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451,
There seems to be a disconnect in the innovations between our time and the advanced civilizations such as the Romans and the Greeks. People gawk at their engineering mastery and brilliance, always remarking, "They were smart for a civilization so far ago." This leaves a question to be asked. What happened to the foundation of innovation that these European predecessors had laid, so lost that it is fully understood by studying old ruins? The dark ages was the period that severed this trend of growth in Western Europe.
Mark Bauerlein, author of ‘The Dumbest Generation’, argues that today’s youth has had a decline in academics due to new technology in today’s economy. In retrospect, we’re growing up in a different time than the generation before us; the world and it’s products are different as to be expected, and with them we must learn new materials than they did. Today’s generation isn’t ‘dumb’, instead we’re adjusting to the times and retaining different knowledge than the generations before us. Many older generations always thinks that the generation after theirs is ‘dumber’, and think themselves to be the superior one. Why?
Technology was meant to help people learn and improve their lives, but it has instead increased the naivety of the world. Technology has made people dependent on it, gullible, and lose verbal skills, which has led to a naïve world. Getting information has never been easier than it is today. People simply need to type into Google what they wish to know, and there is the answer. They now rely on technology to help get information easier.
Today even the Internet is an extension of the human will. People can express their thoughts throughout the Net on social media. We can find things to learn from on the Net like Google. People can even manage to search for things on the Internet to help reshape the environment. The Internet is just so involved in our daily lives that people are constantly relying on it.
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