Technology could help people adapt in ways that could help them change the way they live and think. Although, it could negatively affect the way people process information through the internet such as having problems with literacy and distractions. In “Smarter than You Think”, Clive Thompson claims that technology can help humans be smarter. Technology such as computers to mentally challenge themselves, so they can improve. Thompson talks about how playing a computer in any sort of game like chess could be a game changer for humans to help them improve their performance and overcome their mistakes.
The reports and viewpoints on technology’s effects vary drastically. Therefore, the ultimate question is, what is the effect of technology on humanity? In order to answer this ultimate question, I read two articles: “Is the Onslaught Making us Crazy?” by Tony Dokoupil and “Don’t Fear the Digital” by Steven Johnson. In Dokoupil’s article, he discusses how the use of technology causes individuals to develop numerous psychological issues or disorders and that usage of technology can change brain structure. Also, he notes that technology changes how people interact socially, behave, think, and feel due to its addictive qualities.
Technology gives humans the ability to quickly communicate with people all around the world. This is a major accomplishment. Before significant technological advances were made, people had no idea what was happening in other parts of the world, and it even took weeks to hear about events happening in other parts of their own country. This meant that people could not learn from other countries ' mistakes but, more importantly, that people could not help each other out. People were not quickly warned about natural disasters, wars, or anything that could potentially be harmful.
Bradbury believes that technology is a benefactor when it comes to the aid of people’s lives. However, Bradbury is also wary of the unintentional hazards technological innovation may cause, and fears technology that seems to replace human responsibility. Bradbury sums up his doubts, stating that technology should never come at the expense of human life. These ideologies are displayed throughout the following short stories: “The Veldt,” “There Will Come Soft Rains,” and “A Sound of Thunder.” Each story contains the underlying theme that technology must be wielded with great care. Within, “The Veldt,” Bradbury uses the minds of young children and a robotic playroom in order to show an example of the unplanned perils of technology.
Technology is a good thing, we are just using it in the wrong manner. Technology will eventually take over humans, unless we’re careful. Yes, it would be nice for robots to do chores, but they could end up doing everything for the world? Humans could just sit back and watch TV all day. But, what’s the point of life then?
All around the world, humans are using technology in every minute of every day. People may not even realize how often technology is used, perhaps this is because it is used every day around us for work, safety, entertainment and even food. Technology is one that we all take for granted, when we should realize how beneficial technology is in the world, how it helps everyone each day. Technology "has been created to help better our future. We need technology to help with our ever changing society" (http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-technology-moving-too-fast).
That quote shows just a little bit of how the story gets exciting and thrilling. The author uses both the suspense and the thrilling aspect to convey his theme. The short story, “A Sound of Thunder” uses two separate time periods, snobbish and cautious characters, a breathtaking and frantic plot, and multiple forms of conflict to convey his theme of showing the Butterfly Effect and demonstrating how causes for your actions can sometimes be gigantic.
The main reason history was changed was when Eckels disobeyed his orders. When they had finally reached their desired time period, Travis told Eckels not to go off or fall off the Path. Travis also reminded him to stay on the path after Travis had explained the consequences of disturbing the past world by stepping off the Path. And yet, when the dinosaur lunged for them, he backed off the Path. This is how he stepped on the butterfly and doomed the present life.
1) A Sound of Thunder The main theme in A Sound of Thunder was the Butterfly Effect. It showed how one small problem could lead to much bigger problems. Eckel goes back in time to go hunt dinosaurs but when u time travel, you're not suppose to touch anything or else it can change present time. Eckel ends up stepping out of the trail and steps on a butterfly in the past. It changed the whole present life when they got back.
In the past, human had lived without the presence of technology. Things were done in traditional and simple ways. As people try to improve their lives, technology was invented to make life easier, save time, save cost…… In this modern era, many improved technologies are invented to benefits our lives even more. As the generation who are exposed with technology, people’s dependence on technology is increasing throughout the years. For example, people nowadays cannot survive even half a day without modern technologies such as cellphone, internet and air-conditioner.