"White Noise" and Technology in Our Lives Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

"White Noise" and Technology in Our Lives
An analysis of the novel "White Noise" by Don DeLillo.
# 35313 | 900 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 01, 2003 in Computer and Technology (Technology)

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This paper discusses Don DeLillo's novel, "White Noise" that reveals how much influence technology has on everyone. The paper describes how this book prophesies technology's takeover
of all life functions to the extent that truth will no longer matter. The paper posits that technology has become such a powerful element in modern life that we are in danger of becoming servants of technology, instead of the other way around.

From the Paper:

"For centuries, technology has been an important element of human society and culture, but it has never been as important or pervasive as it is today, for it has become so much an indispensable part of everyday life that it is almost unthinkable to consider existence without it. Technology feeds us, keeps us healthy, transports us to where we need to go, entertains us, provides our news, and protects us from criminals and foreign threats.
"But there are many negative aspects to technology as well, as the novel White Noise, by Don DeLillo demonstrates. This 1985 National Book Award winner "anticipated the explosion of the Internet, tabloid television, and the dialed-in, wired-up, endlessly accelerated tenor of the culture we live in. DeLillo doesn't just describe life in a hyper-mediated society, he re-creates it." (Bultman)"

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