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Fahrenheit 451: What Ray Bradbury Already Knew About Our Future Sustainability


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, conservation, eco-friendly, protection, sustainable )

CherAway
- 974 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
Fahrenheit 451 presents a future American society where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. People are becoming addicted to media, and often watch an interactive soap opera on "parlor walls" that consist of three enormous,



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Michael O. (178)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:21 am
I remember reading Fahrenheit 451 in high school. What a great book! So much of what we read in science fiction does become reality.

We still don't have those anti-gravity cars yet though... ;-)
 

. (0)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:41 pm
For a reality check, if you ever get the chance, ride the subway during the morning rush, or even the afternoon. Literally, 95% of those on the train have their faces stuck to a Blackberry, or some other kind of idiot device like a kindle. Newspapers are nearly non-existent. People are entranced by this 3x5 device they have in their hand.
If one were to take a picture, there would be something frightening about this.
Fahrenheit 451(the degree paper will burn), dealt with mind control. We are pretty darn close.
By the way, I don't own a cell phone -never have, nor do I think I ever will.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 3:29 am
Does anyone think it's ironic we are reading this online?
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 10:11 am
I was always more of a Philip K. Dyck fan. I think Bradbury had the right idea about the media although Zappa in his song "The Slime" showed us how it works. If the dark star Elites have their way we'll end up in a Metropolis type scenario with a heavy Borg assimilation. The Elites' utopian concept is to reduce human population to its lowest common denominator; create cyborg bodies readily available for them when they need them. For the most part; their consciousness would reside in a grandiose size computer sharing all information and conglomerate consciousness - sort of a state of omniscience if you will. No laughing - I didn't make this up. This is their idea, not mine.
 

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 10:51 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:14 am
noted
 
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