Technology In The Pedestrian

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Alvin Toffler once stated, “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” In The Pedestrian, a short story by Ray Bradbury, Leonard Meade’s society was negatively impacted by the side effects of technology, just as Alvin Toffler indicated society would be. Technology is an element that has transformed society and individuality. In The Pedestrian, individualism has been influenced and society has been replaced by technology. As Alvin Toffler indicated, technology has side effects, and in the story, technology leads to the end of valued individualism. For instance, Mr. Meade was no longer able to go for a daily stroll without gaining attention toward the unfamiliarity of walking alone. As Mr.
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