Are we living in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451? — Tech News and Analysis

Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury, one of the world’s leading writers of the genre for more than 60 years, died on Wednesday at the age of 91. Although he wrote many books and short stories that were well-received — and in many cases made into movies, plays and TV shows — he was probably best known for Fahrenheit 451, about a dystopian future in which the government burns books. The story is usually seen as a protest against censorship, but Bradbury said his point was to draw attention to how television and other forms of media were making people less interested in the world of ideas. Given that we are surrounded by more media and entertainment content than ever before, what would Bradbury think of the world we live in now?

via Are we living in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451? — Tech News and Analysis.

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