I found M.T. Anderson's science fiction novel, Feed
, to be a quick and fun read. Even though the novel is written from the point of a teenager named Titus, it represents what our society can become with the development of new technology. Like his friends, Titus is completely consumed by his feed, a micro-chip transmitter that is implanted into his brain and bombardes him with all types of information. Titus seems content with his life revolving around the feed until he meets Violet, a girl who actually communicates through speaking in converstaions and not through the feed. Although it takes time, Violet causes Titus to realize that the feed is not the only way to exist.
Even though the idea of basically having a mini computer in your brain is cool, with the speed of our technology developing, it actually becomes somewhat scary. It kind of reminds me of 1984
by George Orwell with the idea that "Big Brother is Watching You."