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


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

Cher
- 533 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
Life can imitate art. The vision, grandeur, and creativity that is stored and breaths in "cloud" of our minds can seep out and realize truth, validity, and actuality in our daily lives. Is the grotesque in science fiction and horror movies portrayed



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Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:14 am
Fahrenheit 451 has happened a few times in different places already.
 

Barbara D. (86)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:56 am
I thoroughly agree with one statement the article makes: we're turning fiction into reality. The news media is presenting *factoids*, spread far and wide by social media, that sublimate scientific, medical, political, environmental facts into the fictitious fantasies of vested interest groups.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 8:49 am
GREAT article. I am an elementary school librariam (Prek-5th). Ironically, yesterday, I was called into a meeting. The Board of Ed purchased these "devices" that will load itune audio books. I was just appauled. I didn't say a word, I just listened how great these devices will be in that they will alllow children to "hear" books instead of reading them.
Books on tape for adults who are taking long trips, or for other purposes are fine. I'm in the literacy profession...to me, this is a dis-service to those who have no learning disabilities,
Side note- Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books- I taught it for years when I was in the classroom. If you don't understand the title, this is the degree paper will burn.
 

. (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:42 am
Sometimes horrors do come to fruition. Just look around us
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:46 pm
I read that book, decades ago, at school. ^_^
 

Muriel Servaege (55)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:49 pm
Who says people are more intelligent now?
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:54 pm
Thank you.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:55 pm
Really interesting article ... thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 5:25 pm
Noted. I read it way back in elementary school, too....and also saw the movie. Bradbury's always been one of my favorite Sci-Fi authors. Yes, it was scary to imagine any of that could one day be true. I'm also wondering if audiobooks, kindles, nooks....will become the norm at some point. I truly hope not. I was given a huge appreciation of books by my mom, who was a former schoolteacher.
 

Dotti Lydon (93)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 5:29 pm
I know that I read this years ago, but would like to read again.
 

A F. (130)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:53 am
Thank you, gotta love Bradbury.
 

Maria S. (95)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:48 am
I read it years ago but would like to read it again. Thanks Cher for posting this interesting article!
 

Michael Kirkby (90)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:36 am
Noted
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 1:18 pm
Noted. Very interesting read and Bradbury sure had the right idea. Life does imitate art.
Thank You Cher.
 

Jane H. (139)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:17 pm
interesting--esp. the heat-to-come.
 
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