Ray Bradbury's The Veldt: The Dangers Of Technology

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Technology has always been the fastest highway to the destruction of people’s lives. There are many elements that can disrupt their lives. Some would think that accidents could ruin people’s lives, while others might say that drugs can ruin people’s lives. There is one problem which arose uncontrollably as the 21st century began: technology. Three dangers of technology are addiction, violence, and an erosion of social skills.

Initially, people can become addicted to technology. People can’t live a day without technology. For example, in Ray Bradbury’s short story The Veldt, David McClean shows that he can’t perform basic living skills without technology by saying, “[w]hy you’d starve tomorrow if something went wrong in your kitchen. You wouldn’t …show more content…

People’s lives are influenced by the lack of communicating. For example, in Hamilton Spectator’s article Wired For the Future, the writer explains the negative effects caused by the lack of communicating by saying, “[i]f teens stop communicating with their friends and others face to face, they will lose the ability to navigate complex social situations and that could be devastating for them when they are faced with college and job interviews....” (Hamilton Spectator 2). In other words, that when people keep forgetting how to communicate by overly using messaging systems, it could lead to negative problems in their lives: interviews or meeting with delegates. Those are important to people’s lives, because when children are independent and working in their jobs, they have to socialize with others. Communicating is unavoidable in social life, because people still communicate even though texting and messaging are taking enormous space in our world. In addition, People text too much without talking and communicating face to face. For instance, in Jessica Mazzola’s article Nighttime Texting, she showed the surveyed data of texting by saying, “...American teens send and receive an average of 1,500 texts per month” (Mazzola 1). By all means, texting is rooted deeply in people’s lives and replaced where real conversations should be. As the article mentioned, 1,500 texts per month should be affecting people’s lives directly. Communicating face-to-face and real conversations are certainly reduced dramatically as the texting increases. Therefore, people get influenced by the erosion of

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