Essay on The Dangers Of The Digital World

1115 Words May 12th, 2016 5 Pages
The Dangers of the Digital World:
The Technology of Fahrenheit 451
“Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” This quote was spoken by Alvin Toffler, an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, and technological singularity. Mr. Toffler recognizes the advancements in technology, but also warns that there are negative effects of these advancements in our society. In the book Fahrenheit 451, technology is portrayed as having a negative effect on society. Evidence has found that our ties to technology has caused shorter attention spans, ineffective communication, and social isolation.
A technology overdose can lead to people becoming more connected with their devices instead of actual people in the outside world. For example, in the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury,. Mildred is always described has a “seashell” listening device in her ear and only pays attention to the parlor wall, ”She was an expert at lip reading from ten years of apprenticeship at seashell ear thimbles she nodded again.”(Bradbury 16). Further on throughout the story Mildred and Montag have a conversation in which they say, “Will you turn the parlour off’ he asked, ‘That 's my family’”(Bradbury 46). This shows that when Montag asked Mildred to turn off the wall she said no because it is her “family”. When in reality, they are just fake people on the screen that she has put all of her…

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