Paper burns at 451 Fahrenheit, leaving smoke and fragile ash. So fireman Guy Montag plies his book burning responsibilities with the full consent of a dystopia society. A society of surround room TVs, news radios plugged directly into the ear, a focus on technology rather than nature, personal relationships usurped by “devices,” group suppression of critical thought and pleasurable distractions for the masses. Fast forward to HDTV, 24/7 streaming news, cell phones, wireless technology a la Bluetooth headsets connected to personal computers providing constant connectivity and access. A time when parallel living is offered up through cyberspace, computer games are available for all tastes and ages, and “sports” are played in the comfort of a living room. Acceptance by the masses of governments and religions that hawk misinformation, thinly disguised tyranny, rabid intolerance and censorship. Occasionally a misfit cries out through the smoke remembering… something. Ah, Ray, did you mean us? Are we there yet?