In our modern society technology is depended on for much of the things we do. What happens whenever technology takes over? What happens whenever technology runs society? We have not a thought left when computers are doing all the thinking for us! Could technology become a substitute even for family? Farenheit 451 shows the correlation between the rising amount of technology with the decreasing amount of thought and intuition needed.
Technology as a whole is seen in multiple instances throughout the novel. It was based in a future time with advanced devices we still do not see today. The radio shells were significant during the book, along with the ear piece Faber used to communicate with Montag. The Mechanical Hound, mentioned several times, played an important role as well. It did not like Montag, and led up ultimately to the end of the novel. Some other examples included the parlor walls and the toasters!
Do you think technology could destroy our world? Some say it could solve all problems within society. Ray Bradbury tells a different story about how technology can devour us. "People are happier when they don't have to think." Machines in this book think for them. Montag does not think he simply does. For years he burned books and houses, never once questioning why. Faber then gives Montag the chip to put into his ear, and Montag obeys without thinking about it.
Throughout the novel Bradbury also writes about how the use of technology can cause a person to lose grip on reality. Mildred overdosed obsessively, relying heavily on the two machines which saved her life every time. Her family lives in a TV. Montag is also supposed to believe he is happy with technology and what he does. Without the reading of books, and the focus on telivision, history is all forgotten. Montag seeks to find hapiness and ultimetly save books from technology.
Technology is important, however it is not generally crutial. It may save someones life in surgery, but we actually...