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The Importance Of Technology In Literature

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As humans, we contain this eagerness in us that wants us to be the best we can possibly be. To try and satisfy this zeal, we will do whatever it takes. Individuals are beginning to destroy themselves with uncontrolled technology. When they feel a sense of disarray in their lives, they turn to technology and depend on it to help them. In this essay, I will prove how exponential technological advances mentioned in Science Fiction stories give off an anticipation that they will be helpful and successful, but in reality, they serve as a hindrance. The significance for proving this is to aid us in understanding that the world we live in is entering a period of true transformative change, which means that the pace and scale of developments will reach levels that have never before been foreseen. However, we must learn that with such improvements comes a massive amount of responsibilities that must be obeyed to keep it all under control and from destroying lives. If not controlled, the revolution of technological modifications will result in upheaval and will reshape the very essence of humanity and all aspects of life. I will substantiate my point through the analysis of technology in the following three short stories; “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin, “The Soft Rain Will Come” by Ray Bradbury, and “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes.
Literary works of the 1950s were predominantly focused on issues that related to the concerns people had about technology. In the 1940s, after
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