The article, “Cell Phones are Ruining Our View of the World” and the novel, “Brave New World”, both explore the distopian element of a sense of false reality and how an object can distort ones view on the world. Cell phones are a new way to “distract ourselves from boredom”. It’s something “more entertaining” than a lecture or even a conversation. When a notification comes up on ones phone, they feel the need to check it, even while having a conversation. It can cause them to view the world as boring and their phone as entertainment. The truth is that it’s the opposite. Cell phones may be entertaining, but actually cause boredom. When one starts to get “used to always being able to resort to something more entertaining”, the world seems less exciting. In, “Brave New World”, Henry Foster explains the drug soma, “Take a holiday from reality whenever you like...”(54). It gives the user a sense of false reality because everything seems cheerful and “safe”(56). They see the world as pleasurable and delightful, an illusion of a perfect utopian world. Cell phones relate to soma because they are both an object that changes the way one sees the world. One can get lost into a game on their phone and lose track of time. Soma makes time enjoyable and entertaining, “...a gramme for a week-end”(55). In both the article and the novel “there is always a way to escape being bored”, through an entertaining cell phone or a sense of false reality drug.