There Will Come Soft Rains, By Ray Bradbury

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Negative Aspect of Technology Advancements Advancements in technology are used to help people with basic needs and can also be used to protect people; but what happens when advanced technology is used to spy on every single move of regular civilians? In the novel 1984, George Orwell composes a novel about the government, also known as Big Brother, spying on civilians’ every single move using very advanced technology, and they will take if these civilians say anything filthy about the government they will go to prison. Additionally, in the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains”, Ray Bradbury creates a story about the routine of a very advanced and fancy home, but the owners of the home are dead due to a nuclear bomb, but the technology does …show more content…

In George Orwell’s 1984, he portrays technological advancements as the government is in control. When the author first introduces the telescreens, he writes “the voice came from an oblong metal plaque,” giving the characteristics of the telescreen and its functions (Orwell 4). Telescreens that serve both as a source of information and a tool of surveillance characterize the novel’s dystopian society. The telescreens are used by Thought Police (Government Officials) to catch anyone who says things filthy against the government or who goes away from the party’s ideology. Another example of the government’s use of technology for control is the invention of the “memory hole” a device “that a document was due for destruction,” (Orwell 37). With this device, the government can rewrite history to fit its propaganda and control the narrative of the past. Also, using the memory hole, the government can manipulate citizens’ minds through propaganda and mind control. The Party uses language to use people’s ability to think critically and limits their capacity for thought. Additionally in Ray Bradbury's

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