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Boas 1 Will Boas Ms. Ponto ENG 112: Inquiry I 26 January 2011 Technology in the Present and Future Imagine living life without a cellphone, a computer, a television, or internet access. I would lose my mind if those things were suddenly taken away from me. In the past ten years all of this technology has become ubiquitous; without it, one is presumably left behind from the rest of the world. We have things such as smartphones, automatic carwashes, and automatic car starters. Technology is taking control of our lives, and that trend is only going to continue. Things like cooking, cleaning, washing and dressing are going to soon be controlled by technology. The short story “The Veldt: by Ray Bradbury takes a look into the future where automated machines basically live the character’s lives for them, and it has an effect on the characters. Through close reading and rhetorical analysis of the short story “The Veldt”, the vast amount of technology the children live around is making them conceited. The story is based around a state of the art nursery room that creates illusions for the people inside of it based on what they are thinking. This room takes over the lives of the young children in the story; the only thing the children want to do is play in the nursery room. The
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Savoie during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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