Bradbury described himself as “a preventorof futures, not a predictor of them.” He did not believe that book burning represented an inevitable part of the future; he wanted to warn against its development. In a later interview, when asked if he thinks that teaching Fahrenheit 451in schools will prevent his vision of the future, Bradbury replied in the negative. Instead, he states that education must be at the kindergarten and first-grade level. If pupils are unable to read then, they will be unable to read Fahrenheit 451.
On account of technology, Sam Weller noted that Bradbury “predicted everything from flat-panel televisions to earbud headphones and twenty-four-hour banking machines.”