I bring this up becuase these days you hear so many people bring up the fact that a lot of what was written in these three books, and other books along the same lines, are coming true. For instance, in Faranheit 451 the government uses lots of advertisements, like long bilboards, to keep the people proccuppied. Sports are a main activity at schools, to keep the children preoccupied. In a way you could say that this is somewhat true, commercialization and advertisements appear almost everywhere theses days. On NASCAR racers, on the internet; bilboards, and commercial times, are both increasing. Congress has also taken a recent interest in sports, with the steroid hearings, and sports themselves are becoming such a huge part of people's lives. Distraction, perhaps? My question is this, are the events that these books speak of coming true, or are we connecting them coincidentally? Is it only the fact that someone wrote about these things that we are connecting them to real life, and, that these books are far from the future and truth. Or is there something to be learned from them? Are we approaching a society not unlike one in 1984, Faranheit 451, or Animal Farm? Or any other similar book/movie?