Erin Carson: HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 warns us about the rise of tech.
When Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953, it must have been unsettlingly familiar.
After all, a story about firemen who set books ablaze wasn’t that outlandish.
We were only 20 years out from Nazi book burnings in Germany and Austria that targeted anything ideologically incompatible with Nazism.
Bradbury’s tale was set in the future, but a future ever brushing up against nearby reality.
In the decades since, Fahrenheit 451 has become one of those…