Analysis Of There Will Come Soft Rains

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What will end up being the killer of man? At some point we’ve probably all heard the phrase “technology is advancing too fast for our own good”, but is it really? In this day and age we now possess technology advanced enough to wipe all of mankind off the earth, or even destroy the earth itself. There are thousands of nuclear bombs in the world sitting dormant, waiting to be launched at their targets. Do we really want us, ignorant humans, which make our decisions based off feelings and morals and not what’s best for everyone and our future, to have the ability to bring the life of this planet to a screeching halt with the push of a button? Between the numerous slip ups during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, it is amazing …show more content…
This ironically relates to the main story in that nobody is around to care, just this single computer controlled house all by itself on its desolate, and ruined street carrying out its daily tasks as if nothing ever happened. It really captures the insignificance of man kind’s mark on the world, once we’re gone nature will take over and continue to go about its way. The story shows the writers concerns for our modern society and the effects of the technological revolution on humanity as a whole. With this story taking place 11 years from now a future like this is quite possible, but the question is, how long are we going to let technology control …show more content…
We went from just getting electricity and phones, to super computers, palm sized touch screen phones, the internet, satellite television, refrigerators, microwave ovens, air conditioning, and so on. As for military technology, from bolt action rifles and artillery cannons, to fully automatic machine guns, laser guided missiles, and nuclear weapons capable of destroying the planet and all its inhabitants. In “There Will Come Soft Rains”, we can see that possessing such a power didn’t end well for us. Within 30 years there will be automated robots fighting our wars, our very own terminators. It may seem like something only from a sci-fi movie, although we already have automated robots that perform basic tasks throughout the world right now such as surveillance drones, assembly machines in factories, automated cleaning devices, and soon enough, smart cars which will be driving everyone around. Computer controlled smart houses like those in the short story are closer than we probably think they are. Bradbury used personification to give this house a sense of human traits to make the reader feel bad for the worthlessness of the house’s efforts and its existence since there are no more humans in the house. This adds to the eerie atmosphere of what’s going on and in a way symbolizes how nature would carry on its way doing its thing after humans and their inventions have already come and

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