Compare And Contrast Technology As A Dystopian Society

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“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” - Christian Lous Lange. Technology is a great help and resource in people’s lives, but if people start to rely on it for every little thing, it becomes too important to people and we feel we can’t live without it. Also, there’s the problem with censorship of information can happen in a dystopian society. The website Dictionary.com defines a dystopian society as a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. It also can be disguised as a utopia, the exact opposite society. A free society is more likely to be closely compared to a utopia than a dystopia. There are many novels and stories that illustrate a dystopian society, such as the novels The Giver by Lois Lowry, Fahrenheit 451 and the short story The Veldt, both by Ray Bradbury. Despite the fact that modern world and dystopian societies are similar to the dependence and addiction of technology, there are also many differences, such as the issues of censorship, proving that a free society like ours is more like a utopia than a dystopia. First off, there are many similarities between the technology and its usage in the fictional and modern world. The novel Fahrenheit 451 gives a good example of how addicted people are to technology. In the book, TVs fill entire parlor walls and people sit in front of them all day long. They get so attached to them that they'll say, "'Will you turn the parlor off?' he asked. 'That’s my
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