The poem “Technology” and the book Fahrenheit 451 both present the dystopia in an oppressive technological way that depicts the citizens living in a blank society acting as a robots, that results in an environment where people have no effort to try to change the status quo, leaving an illusion of adverse censorship. This can be illustrated in the poem “Technology” which starts off by describing the importance of technology and how it connects people to feel closer, but as it precedes the author has a sudden change of tone where now technology is described as this tool that is detrimental to society. On line 45, Hui Min wrote “technology leaves us more detached than we should be.” “Detached” gives readers a sense of how isolated and secluded one feels when technology is present. Technology distracts us from reality and creates our own sense of actuality. This can be a dangerous thing because it can rob us from the things we love the most. This can also be resembled on page 69 of Fahrenheit 451 when Mildred says, “Now, my ‘family’ is people.” She refers to the people in the tv programs as her family because she has watched it so much that she thinks she has her own bubble surrounding her and her “family”. Mildred is so absorbed into the entertainment that she results in acting ignorant to everything happening around her. This later consequences into Mildred reporting Montag of hiding books to the firemen. One of the very last lines of “Technology” states on line 40 that “it reduces engagement, attention, and perhaps compassion.” Using the word “compassion” conveys the message that technology negatively impacts ones sympathy for others. This can sway us from our loved ones, resulting in a superficial relationships. Such as on on page 67 of Fahrenheit 451, Montag says “Millie, does your ‘family’ love you...” and he says this after he rephrases the question with “family” instead of “White Clown” to get her attention. She doesn’t see the White Clown as a name, but as her close family because television consumes her life. Leading up to this scene, Mildred has been aloof from interacting with Montag because she has been too distracted by her “relatives” that she can’t comprehend what is reality. She has submerged into this fantasy of being in a community with program characters that diverts her from her own life. In “Technology” and Fahrenheit 451, technology is portrayed as an inhibitor towards society which inevitably leads to the downfall and ignorance of ones own actions. As a result, censorship arises which is inherently injurious to the well being and development of society.