Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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Alec Mayer Mrs. O’Brien 10 Literature and Composition 27 October 2014 Title Every year over 183 million people dial 9-1-1 for help. For this we can thank technology. Something as simple as pressing 3 tiny buttons on a small computer, which we carry around in our pocket, can save somebody’s life. Although we overlook the potential value in our devices, they are saving lives every day. Likewise to the dystopic novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. Guy Montag’s wife, Mildred, attempts suicide by swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills. She is saved by a technology they call ‘The Snake’, a machine that pumps her stomach and is able to save her life. While this is a fictional story, it proves how technology can potentially save lives. Although…show more content…
There is now more access to life saving devices and services than in the past. AED’s of Automatic External Defibrillators are an important and necessary emergency tool. An AED is a portable device that checks heart rhythms and if needed shock the heart to restore a normal rhythm. Dr. Larry Starr, director of graduate studies in organization dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania says “the bottom line is that AED’s belong in the workplace, data shows that sudden cardiac arrest survival rates are higher in the workplace than in other locations, including medical institutions”. What Dr. Starr is saying is that AED’s are an essential tool. The American Heart Association estimates that around 50,000 lives are saved by AED’s every year. In many states AED’s are required in most public places. In the state of Michigan AED’s are required in all public schools. Another service that helps save lives is EMS personnel. EMS or Emergency Medical Services and their advanced technologies save hundreds if not thousands of lives every day. A study by the Longitudinal Emergency Medical Technician Attributes and Demographics estimates that “around 25-30 million people are treated by EMS every year.” Greater access to these services and their technologies, such as AED’s, help save lives every day. These services and technologies contrast to the services that saved Mildred in Fahrenheit 451,Ray Bradbury could have been stating how important there services really are in his 1950’s dystopic

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