The time adults in the United States spend consuming media has jumped by one hour a day since last year, a new Nielsen report shows. The CNN article titled “Americans devote more than 10 hours a day to screen time, and growing” and the book “Fahrenheit 451” both explore the dystopian element of the natural world being banished with the increased use of technology. Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451 describes his wife’s earbuds as “electronic bees” that seem to always be “humming” the hours away. Montag is married to a person that is too submerged in the world of technology to pay attention to her surroundings. Montag’s wife later demands that they put a “fourth wall-TV put in” and that it’s “only two thousand dollars”. She doesn’t think that one wall of TVs is enough, she needs more. She would even be willing to “do without a few things” to get the money to install the fourth wall of TVs. Ray Bradbury is warning his readers that technology can be ultimately addicting in the sense that one can never have enough, like in the case of Montag’s wife. The CNN article also emphasizes that screens can be very addicting and states that Americans spend “about 10 hours and 39 minutes each day” utilizing technology. This gives the message that people spend nearly half of their day looking at a screen instead of enjoying life and interacting with others. It also points out that about “81% of adults in the United States have smartphones” meaning that this is a problem way more that half of Americans waste their time “consuming media” everyday. The author of the article raises concern for the effects the increased use of technology like “obesity risk” and encourages parents to limit the time their kids spend on their personal devices. Both pieces point out the problem with technology being people’s main concern and emphasize that life today seems to be focused more on what the newest phone is and what the TV with the highest resolution is instead of appreciating the wonders of life.