The Veldt: The Future Of Technology

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Albert Einstein once said, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” And he was right. Technology is becoming so advanced that is can literally do anything we can do. It can do the simple, everyday jobs that we do and even do them better than we can. Ray Bradbury writes incredible short stories that view and exploit the flaws in technology in the upcoming future. In his short story “The Veldt”, a family of four lives in an automated house with a nursery that projects the children's’ thoughts. One day the mother became worried and the father threatened to shut the whole house down. When the children play in the nursery for the last time, they trap their parents inside and kill them with the room. In his…show more content…
Some people may argue that technology is evolving with us instead of ahead of us. It has helped us evolve our medicine so that we are now able to build entirely new body parts for people, such as hips, ankles, and shoulders. Technology has even helped us broaden our exploration in both space and on Earth. One day it will help us land a spaceship on Mars or explore the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. Online college courses even provides an easier, cheaper way for people to go to school who can’t leave the house. Even though technology has its benefits, the negatives seem to outweigh the positives. When we become too dependent on technology it becomes a major factor in our…show more content…
In the story “The Pedestrian”, Bradbury writes, “As he passed the front window of the car he looked in. As he had expected, there was no one in the front seat, no one in the car at all.” At this point in the story, the unmanned, robotic car is arresting the pedestrian. While some people think that these unmanned cop cars would be more efficient, it also decreases the amount of jobs that were created for us. Another example that makes our dependency blatantly obvious comes from the story “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains”. In this story the hose that the family lived in was completely automated. It cooked food for them, it cleaned itself, it even bathed the children, but this is a very dangerous environment to live in. The residents in that house were relieved from all chore and daily activities to the point where they could lose the ability to care for themselves and their children if they ever lost their technology filled sanctuary. Most people rely on their jobs for their source of income and with the rapidly expanding technology and softwares these jobs are eng replaced with computers or robots that can do the job either better, faster, or more efficiently. Even parents are beginning to rely on these robots to entertain and care for their

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