Effects Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury’s future world, as presented in the 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 is overwhelmed by conformity and cultural desolation. Citizens thoughtlessly sacrifice their freedom for detachment. This ultimately leads society to contentedness and eventually their destruction. The future, as represented in Fahrenheit 451, is an authentic possibility presently happening in contemporary society.
Ray Bradbury’s world is fast paced society with fast cars, wall-sized television, seashells and electronic surveillance with people paying more attention to screens then then the physical life surrounding them. Fahrenheit 451 made realistic prediction of our current day. This makes us question just how fictional Bradbury’s world truly is.
We are a world locked in with a growing love affair with technology. Routine acts influenced by this new era of rapidly growing technology have created habits which turn our world into one that’s always talking, just like Bradbury writes about in his renowned fictional society in Fahrenheit 451. Elements of his world other than technology, such as censorship, knowledge and life vs death, have been predicted in this book and are rapidly becoming a reality in contemporary society.
Censorship is the suppression of any form of media that is considered politically unacceptable or a threat to security. Fahrenheit 451 portrays a society in which all citizens are conventual and conform to one uniform philosophy and way of thought. You may be thinking, but how
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