The article, “Mobile Phones and Society-How Being Constantly Connected Impacts Our Lives,” and the book, “Fahrenheit 451,” both show the dystopian element of a technology-controlled society and how that element affects communication between people while also resulting in the fear of missing out. The article addresses how society continues to use phones as a way to “distract or entertain themselves” rather than have a conversation. It also confronts the aspect of phones being addictive and how people “are afraid they will miss something if they do not do the checking.” This never ending cycle causes people to constantly rely on simply having their phone on them at all times no matter where they are. This can be compared to the role of television in “Fahrenheit 451.” In this book, an important aspect of society is to have four parlor walls filled with television. Despite society’s perception of television containing only benefits, it really causes them to lose relationships and emotions with each other. When Montag asks his wife, Mildred, to “turn the parlor off,” she responds saying that it is her “family”(46). This shows how emotionally attached she is to technology and how it has shaped her as a person. Their form of entertainment and distraction, such with the phone usage, is the television. This influence of technology, in all different parts of society, is significant because it mentally controls humans to the point that they lose themselves and their uniqueness that could have otherwise been positively contributed to the world.