There Will Come Soft Rains Essay

1258 Words Mar 4th, 2016 6 Pages
When the Apple iPhone was first released on June 29, 2007 it swept the nation off of their feet. With features such as the touch screen, scrolling and zooming, and the accelerometer that allowed the screen to rotate as you turned your phone. Since the release of the first iPhone features such as the App Store, touch ID, multitasking, and Siri have been added to make the iPhone more modern and more high tech. Technology is rapidly consuming America and the rest of the world, how long until we have created things that will destroy humanity and thrive without us? In the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury the setting is in a ‘smart’ house that stands alone in the bombed town of Allendale, California, this house represents the dangers of technology and how it can be created to outlive and outsmart nature and mankind.
Technology’s oblivion to the disappearance of mankind has allowed it to outsmart humans. The house in “There Will Come Soft Rains” cannot grasp or comprehend the fact that the family that once inhabited the home is now gone. In the morning it still blasted the alarm “as if it were scared that no one would get up”, even though there was no one to wake up. The house goes through the day as if nothing is wrong. It opens the garage door, reads poems to empty beds, and keeps the house looking spiffy. Although it can have a more ‘defensive/mad’ side it doesn’t understand that humans aren’t there. “The house was an altar with ten thousand attendants,…

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