Technology has really taken over our minds

Technology has really taken over our minds, giving us some kind of euphoria symptom while using it but really eating the human in us and leaving us obsessed, not knowing what to do without it. The Veldt shows how technology is something that makes life easy maybe a little too easy. Technology is reaching a point where it is not helpful but harmful.”What would a psychologist want with a nursery?”
Technology makes life easy that it’s not even living anymore. It’s true and obvious that the more technology you have, you start avoiding and ignoring your family. The kids aren’t reading anymore or even going out. All they do is just play with the gadgets and the nursery. Lydia doesn’t do any housework, the kids have their own rules. Lydia feels useless. George is drinking and smoking too much. The kids found another parent, the nursery. “Maybe I don’t have enough to do. Maybe I have time to think too much.” (48) “That’s just it. I feel like I don’t belong here. The house is wife and mother now, and nursemaid. Can I compete with an African veldt?” (56) “No wonder there’s hatred here.” (203)
It shows us how at times we are dependant on technology and how we always use it too obsessively. These homes are filled with machines that do everything. We’ve never lifted a hand. They’re insufferable—let’s admit it. They come and go when they like; they treat us as if we were offspring.” (136) “That’s just it. I feel like I don’t belong here. The house is wife and mother now, and nursemaid. Can I compete with an African veldt?” (56) “You know how difficult Peter is about that. When I punished him a month ago by locking the nursery for even a few hours—the tantrum he threw!” (45) If you use something too much you lose the use and start the addiction. Based on the nursery, it’s ruining and manipulating the kid’s brain.
Imagine having so much technology that your kids think of it as parents. Parents are the ones that raise you and help you in life. But this home started wrong creating an electronic home taking over the parental part. “The Veldt is about a virtual reality room that gets out of control.” Peter looked at his shoes. He never looked at his father anymore, nor at his mother. (153) “But nothing’s too good for our children,” George had said. (12) The parents lost their role. “I sensed only that you had spoiled your children more than most. And now you’re letting them down in some way.” (197) If there is no discipline there’s no respect.
Bradbury makes a good point writing about the future to not allow too much in this world because it could take over and create bad events. “15 years ago, the internet was an escape from the real world. Now, the real world is an escape from the internet.” Society is co-dependent on technology, it is in our daily lives, we use it for communication, business, mostly everything. It has evolved into being an aspect of humanity. Technology is becoming human. A human that shouldn’t be trusted.


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