Effects Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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The Negative Impacts of Technology “Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we are too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria to the office on the cell phone.” Quoted by Steven Spielberg about the effects of technology. Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel about how technology takes over society, causing books to be illegal and citizens avoid talking about any philosophical topics or question why they are living the way they are. Technology has a negative impact on society. Some think that technology could have a positive impact on society because it has…show more content…
In Fahrenheit 451, the protagonist in the story, Guy Montag, introduces us to a mechanical hound. The hound is described as a beast with eight legs and a needle that poisons and captures the criminals. “-Mechanical Hound never fails. Never since its first use in tracking quarry has this incredible invention made a mistake.” (Bradbury 126). The example shows that the mechanical hound is being used for finding people and tracking people down. It is assumed that the mechanical hound has replaced the traditional job of a fireman and the police or swat team, causing people to lose their job for a robot that does their job more proficiently. In the United States alone, within 15 years, 38% of jobs are at risk of being replaced with automatics with Britain following at 30%, 35% in Germany, and 21% in Japan. These statistics shows that automatic machines are replacing jobs and making people lose their jobs and incomes. However, people that are sustaining their jobs are seeing a surge of mental health disorders around the…show more content…
It shows citizens do not know how to socialize and making people antisocial without the use of technology. In the book, a conversation is placed between Montag and his wife, Mildred, and the conversation is one-sided and choppy. Montag and Mildred were talking about their neighbors disappearance, Clarisse, and the conversation was very repetitive and showing lack of interest during it (Bradbury 44). This conversation causes Montag to get upset because it is going nowhere and he is not getting any new information about Clarisse. According to the Daily Universe, 75% of teens and children have lived their lives looking at a screen. This overuse of screen time makes kids feel lonely and like they have no friends with their doors being shut and not interacting with people in real life. For every minute of technology is equivalent to 5 minutes of time spent talking to friends, family, or doing activities that calms and overactive brain. This makes kids forget how to socialize with one another and not knowing how to carry a conversation. Along with socialization becoming obsolete, technology causes addiction, and the replacement of jobs throughout
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