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Ray Bradbury

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Benson Lai
Mr. Scire
ENG1D, 03
October, 15, 2010
Will Technology indicate a sign of Death?
Ray Bradbury? You may be wondering; who is he? Is he the fortune teller of technologies in the world behind ours? If you think he is, you’re probably right. Ray Bradbury is a science fiction writer that talks about the future technologies and its impact it will have on us; not now, but many decades after the death of me and you. Of all the short stories I’ve read, every one of them was related to his life and his personal experiences he has gone through when he was a little kid. Technologies, technologies, and technologies. All his stories were set completely, or in part, on Earth, most in the future in which humanity misuses its technology. Some predictions and ideas I’ve came up with to what Ray Bradbury thinks about the future is the same; technologies will indicate a sign of death.

The word “technology” is often associated with ideologies about the future and the advancement of society like our world today. I think that although this is true, technology is about foreseeing the future; the large advancement in present technologies we are using today and its affect on us later on in future. Take for example a day to school. We wake to an alarm clock, cook breakfast on a gas powered or electric stove, and go to school by car, bike, or bus. We work on computers in lighted classrooms, complete our assignments using pen and paper, and perhaps watch television before we go to bed. While you may be able to use any number of these technologies, ever thought of what makes them tick. For instance when you take a look at computers, an everyday use technology, they’re much more than just pieces of metal, plastic and wires attached together. To be exact, computers contain a chemical called “Toxic dust” found on computer processors and monitors that links to reproductive and neurological disorders. In contrast also take a look at our main power producers in Canada, power...

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