Book review

Our life and the lives of the people we love is, and always will be the most important part of our existence as human creatures. We are mammals, we are animals just like the tiger that wonders through the pasture, the elephant who stampedes a heard of zebra, and the whale that gracefully glides though the ocean. We have characteristics of all these and many other mammals that we see and encounter everyday. What would happen if books were band? Or we were watched every day by a camera, or were forced to eat our own spe-cies without us even know it. In the three movies that were adapted from novels the authors have changed the perfect world that we know of and brought to the forefront the grim reality of what our beautiful lives are really like. Although the measures taken in the novels are very drastic many of the same themes can be found in our present society. The authors have tribe to bring to our attention what lives are like if for on day one aching minute our lives are not in our hands but in the hands of a greater power.
The basic theme of the novel 1984 is that if we don\'t watch out 1984 will find us. We need to realize, when we are being intruded upon by the government just a little too much. If the government proposes a new chip to be placed into all telecommunications devices so that it can tap into them. We have to stop it. (This is not hypothetical, the gov-ernment proposed "The Clipper Chip" which would be used to listen to our encoded con-versations, and to see our data communications. We would be safe from our neighbors, but not from our government.) The author\'s predictions of the future are really advice, "Don\'t let the government control every aspect of your private lives." If we allow this we will be turned into robots of the system. Perhaps it is also a look at what is already. In many ways we are controlled, we are robots. In kindergarten we are taught how to be that way. "Stand in a line, don\'t talk, hands out of pockets, fire drill, bells ringing." We are truly controlled by words and bells. Nine-teen-eighty-four has come and gone, however that doesn\'t mean we are safe. The author\'s view of the future is no longer even close to accurate. It will NEVER happen that way. No, today we have far BETTER ways of this happening. With computers con-taining almost all data, which can be quickly erased in large numbers at the touch of a but-ton, information is much easier to "rectify." With new technology we could hide micro-phones in the fabric of clothing. Video cameras are smaller today. They could be worn about people. Maybe in the future be implanted in them. Orwell\'s future is dead. The reality is that it could be even worse. Orwell should NOT be discredited, he should be listened to and praised. There are measures going through congress now that will inhibit our rights in the future. Our own congress makes measures to give themselves raises. They won\'t vote yes on such bills as term limits. It is not inconceivable that a bill could pass to law saying that the president and congress shall stay in power forever. They could even convince us to allow it to happen. Hitler did it when he became leader. This is the future Orwell predicted, he just didn\'t have it exact. Perhaps it is closer than we think only being shaded by con-spirators.
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about men and women who are torn away from the reality of life and told what to do and when to do it. I suppose they really would have noth-ing else to do with their lives if they\'ve all thought the same. They\'re pretty much out of touch with reality. But if people get out of touch with reality, how can they have the ability to think intelligently? To avoid reality and conflict, the people in Bradbury\'s book have al-lowed themselves to be diverted by technological entertainment. The entertainment, like TV, has provided a distraction or diversion for this society. As a result