Unwind

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Sciences and technologies have improved many aspects of human lives. But as technologies are developing to be more and more advanced, science can be a deadly subject to us as well. Some writers have taken this idea and expanded on this theme of how science is deadly. In this essay I will discuss how this theme is explored in the texts: the novel Unwind written by Neal Shusterman, the film Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol, following the short texts There Will Come Soft Rains and The Veldt written by Ray Bradbury. Science is supposed to help humans to understand more about the world and improve people’s lives. But if we humans do not use our technology wisely, it can be deadly. The book Unwind demonstrates this idea well. In the era of Unwind,…show more content…
This relates to the book Unwind through the idea of discrimination. It is the discrimination to the unwinds in Unwind, and the faith borne in Gattaca. Although it is not based on one’s phenotype, it destroys people’s willpower instead. This kind of discrimination not only kills the future of the people who didn’t have their genes modified, but also makes the people who have perfect genes unable to face failure. Gerome is a great example. He is a former swimmer but after receiving one silver medal after the countless number of gold medals he had won, he decided to suicide. He tried to kill himself through a car accident. Gerome survived from the accident but he is then crippled from the accident. This shows us that even though the advanced technologies can modify our body, but they can not modify our mind, instead, it may have negative effects on our mind, making us lacking will power. As science may appear to make the society a more organised place, but it is also killing humanity slowly as people loses their…show more content…
In this place we see that people created a "nursery", which is an advanced virtual reality program, that is able to create any environment that is in the owner 's mind. Furthermore, as the children are addicted to the nursery, the parents started to know that something isn’t right. Instead of successfully moving away to a new resident, the children killed their parents by visualising the scene of their parents being killed by the wild lions of Africa so much that they become real. In this text the author shows us how the technology can remove people’s sympathy towards each other. We can also imply from the children that they have lost the ability to love as they are more willing to spend their life in the nursery than living with their parents. From this we are able to understand that advanced technology is also able to twist people’s minds slowly as people relies more and more on technology and science to support their lives. In conclusion, people may have been using sciences and technologies to make our lives better. But as more and more of these technologies soak into our lives, we may not be aware of the changes happening around us. There Will Come Soft Rains also describe a world where humanity is destroyed by ourselves. If one day science could do so much for us and when
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