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I fear the day when technology will surpass our human interactions The world will have a generation of idiots Albert Einstein These words of wisdom warn against many of the societies portrayed in dystopian novels Many people in these less than perfect societies have their world revolve around the overuse of technology much like many people today Those who use technology obsessively create an interdependence on it causing them to be lost without it and antisocial with it It is a never ending battle the events of which are told in the works of Ray Bradbury Kurt Vonnegut and George Orwell These dystopian authors mainly condemn technologys impact on humanity by showing that it promotes ignorance invades privacy and prevents relationships which eventually can lead to a less than ideal societyOne major point that technology is often condemned for is the fact that it can lower the intelligence of a person In Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451 technology is mostly shown to bring down a persons level of thinking For example the main characters wife Mildred is not able of thinking intelligently for herself she spends her whole day obsessing over TV walls and the shows on them When she gets together with her friends they hold conversations full of non-intelligent banter about their TV showswalls By using the TV walls as an escape from reality Mildred cuts herself off from the real world this results in her being unable to exist and function properly in society She is not capable of processing information in the real world around her Likewise in the short story Harrison Bergeron by Kirk Vonnegut it is shown technology can be an intellectual hindrance In the story no one is able to think more intelligently than any others As a result anybody that is smart is required to wear a little mental handicap radio in his earEvery
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