The Importance Of Technology In Anthem By Ayn Rand

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Dystopian novels get rid of science and technology in order to control a society and take away individualism. In modern society, technology and science help create innovation that better the lives of people nationally and globally. These innovations make us less dependent on governmental rules and regulation. This is one of the main reasons they are not seen in dystopias. If you read a dystopia, whichever one, you will realize that the population it portrays follows the order of the government and doesn’t thing beyond those boundaries in fear of the consequences. Without technology and science, a society cannot flourish and will remain frozen in time. Technology is a fundamental factor in the growth of a nation and society. Dystopian literature generally provides the reader with a negative image of technology. It describes a life in which technology does not exist and is not necessary to sustain the society it portrays. Anthem by Ayn Rand shows a society that is not only technology free, but, also a society that fears innovation and is controlled by a centralized government. Anthem is much like other dystopian…show more content…
It is an innovating field that keeps humankind going. As mentioned in the article, Importance of Technology in Our Lives Today, “Technology saves lives”. Healthcare systems have been enhanced through technology. X-rays for example have not only made our lives easier but have also made our lives healthier. It also enriches global connections within nations making trade and economies fluctuate. It is also throughout modern world that you can see the differences brought by dystopias. Global connections are not seen, life expectancy is at a lower rate, and growth is basically at a halt. “Thus must all men live until they are forty. At forty, they are worn out. At forty, they are sent to the Home of the Useless, where the Old Ones live. (Rand 1938, p.
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