Overtime, technology has become a huge part of the human society. Technology helps up, it guides us, and it teaches us many things that we may not know such as education. With so much pros technology brings us, there are also the cons technology introduces such as obsession, distraction, overuse, and many more. Though with many of these cons, one of the worst ones technology brings upon us is social isolation. Social isolation is basically the lack of contact with society. People who obsess over technology and stay indoors all day not communicating with anyone can be considered socially isolated. In this paper, we are discussing why humans today being socially isolated by technology are comparable to Ray Bradbury’s prediction of human’s future in Fahrenheit 451. In Fahrenheit 451, the setting takes place sometime in the twenty-first century where as if the story was in today’s modern world. Though in the novel, Ray Bradbury’s prediction of a twenty-first century society was very similar to today’s modern society. His prediction consisted of not reading books, watching a lot of television, and doing everything at a very fast pace in life, which is very similar to what humans like to do today. Now social isolation takes place in Fahrenheit 451 because characters in the story consist of being distracted by technology like watching TV all day and not knowing what is going on in the world outdoors. Modern society today is very similar in those actions but the numbers of people being socially isolated become vast as technology is spread throughout the world nowadays so we can fist talk about statistics.
Technology in today’s society is used thoughout the whole world. The most popular technological device used today is the computer. Most people have seen or used a computer, surfed the web on it, wrote an email, or just watched videos on Youtube all day. In the year of 2012, it was totaled that 2,405,518,376 people worldwide were internet users....
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