Bradbury also worried about the all powerful, omnipresent State, embodied in his story. I don't think our current government approaches the degree of Bradbury's story, but there are some elements that are similar. We live in an electronic world, and the ease with which the government can access our email, internet usage histories, financial records and transactions as well as cell phone use and location gives me a Big Brother feeling at times. Americans are largely ambivalent about it too, adopting the same attitude as is in the story, that if you aren't doing anything wrong, why worry about it? The printed book is slowly dying in America too, just like in the story, but for different reasons.