Effects Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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People in the world today depend on technology to help them succeed through life. However, the rate of its use among young kids and teen customers is increasing at a rapid pace. The reason being is that they would rather text a class friend and use social media rather than meeting up with them. In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, the scenario is similar to the world today, because nobody communicates or connects with people personally, leaving them isolated and alone. Also, in the article called “Tasking Multitasking To Task”, by Mark Harris, he explains that technology is affecting the human mind to lack interest in social skills and hobbies. Harris’ claim that technology is corrupting our lives is correct because many people have lost their attention span for anything beyond a simple phrase.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s theme foreshadows the outcomes of the society's appetite for modern devices and machines. Seashells, radio transmitter ear plugs, are used by Mildred Montag to calm herself down and sleep. The book describes Mildred’s Seashells as “...thimble radios tamped tight an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk...coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind”(Bradbury 10). These devices play a crucial role in the society of Fahrenheit 451 because they prevent people from hearing the truth about reality outside of their world. Next, the television portrays an important position because the people in the dystopia are intrigued by the talk shows and
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