The book Fahrenheit 451 and the article “The Dystopian Imagination” both display the idea that in the future the advancement of technology becomes more detrimental as it leads to a lack of purpose and decreased happiness. In Fahrenheit 451, the main character, Guy Motag, feels as though he receives no pleasure in his job or life. He states that “Happiness is important. Fun is everything. And yet I kept sitting there saying to myself, I’m not happy, I’m not happy”(62). He believes that the reason for this is because he has been raised to pay no importance to his history or books, as they lead to less happiness. He realizes that because of this he lacks a purpose in life or decreased pleasure in his job because he doesn’t realize the point in books. The author of “The Dystopian Imagination”, Theodore Dalrymple, agrees that in the future technology will lead to less pleasure and a lower amount of purpose in life. He states that, “The dystopians look to the future with the pessimism of those who believe that the more man controls nature, the less he controls himself”. The impact of this is that with the natural advancement of technology, man will lose his purpose. In both the book and the article, there is an idea of how dystopias are so harmful because of how technological advances lead to a greater need for pleasure. However, this pleasure leads to a loss of purpose which is detrimental towards the overall happiness of society.