Technology In The Veldt

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The thought of a world that does everything for you would be a dream come true for most people. For other people, however, a world that’s only technology is a nightmare. If humanity lived in a world that did everything for society, society would become obese from not doing anything. Who knows what nature what even be doing at that point. Who knows what life would be like not having to do anything for themselves. The only thing we know is what life is like now. A world that has technology increasing by the minute. The Veldt tells about a family that has become engulfed into a world of only technology. A huge part of the story talks about a room that is the children’s minds, it does what they think. Bradbury’s concept of letting the electronics…show more content…
Technology is causing them to value technology more than humanity. Granted, technology is destroying the quality of human interaction. “Little by little, Internet and mobile technology seems to be subtly destroying the meaningfulness of interactions we have with others, disconnecting us from the world around us, and leading to an imminent sense of isolation in today’s society”(Nilles), says The Bottom Line. Society does not make the effort they should to create real life interactions it is just texting, calling, and facetiming. On the other hand, social media can increase the human interaction.The Daily Universe states, “The prominent role social media plays in society has both increased and decreased progress in human communication… It allows us to keep track of old friends, get immediate updates on their lives and even see current pictures” (Hampton). Social media can help everyone interact with people they cant see or have not talked to in a long time. Lastly, The Veldt shows us that at times technology can get to children’s heads and cause them to make unacceptable decision. The story says, “They ran into the nursery… The door slammed… He beat against the door” (Bradbury). Technology should not lead kids to killing their parents just because they don’t want their technology to be taken away. Neither should technology lead anyone to produce unnatural decisions. All in all, any type of technology use should not lead to…show more content…
In a household where technology is the only thing around, people tend to become spoiled by technology. In The Veldt, Bradbury paints the picture to the reader that the machines in this house full of technology is the only thing that can do stuff for the children. They refuse to do things for themselves. When the parents tell the children we are going on vacation to leave behind our technology filled house, the children begin to fight back. Bradbury shows the reader of the story how attracted these children really are and how they refuse to do things for themselves. . “That sounds dreadful! Would I have to tie my own shoes instead of letting the shoe tier do it? And brush my own teeth and comb my hair and give myself a bath” (Bradbury)? The kids don’t want to go vacation because they know they want have any machines/technology to do things for them. Furthermore, kids are finding technology to consume their lives, refusing to fulfill their tasks. This leads to children become lazy and secluded. Psychology Today tells us, “For other kids, technology devours their lives. They can’t put down or turn it off. These kids tend to be more isolated and anxious, have poor people skills, difficulty maintaining friendships or an unstable sense of self. For them, technology is just another way to avoid a frustrating world; a world that they have difficulty handling. By placing a glowing screen in front

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