Technology in Fahrenheit 451 and the Real World

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How technology affects society in Fahrenheit 451 and the real world
Every day, everywhere people are using technology to check email, calculate tax, and talk with each other. Technology has greatly affected the social structure today and in Fahrenheit 451. Technology has effected how the TV controls our lives, how we communicate with one another, and how strong the social structure is In both the real world and Fahrenheit 451.
Similarly to the real world, in Fahrenheit 451 the TV is a habitual action that diminishes social contact. In the real world too much TV leads to “the Mean World Syndrome.” (Sheldon). The Mean World Syndrome is a term for people who have watched so much TV that they believe that the world is a much more dangerous
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Technology has had many positive and negative effects in both Fahrenheit 451 and the real world.
Technology has similarly impacted how much the TV controls our lives and differently impacted communications and social structure in Fahrenheit 451 and the real world. Albert Einstein said, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” This famous quote is saying that technology has become a large part of our society, but it is not necessarily a bad thing to have technology in our lives. It is easy to say that technology has become a large part of both the real world society and in Fahrenheit 451.

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