There Will Come Soft Rains Argumentative Analysis

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Jenny Arledge, a counselor, once said,“Technology will become the ‘wings’ that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before - if we will allow it.” During World War two, America claimed several lives when it released an atomic bomb on Japan. A Cold War was started between America and Russia in which the two sides were distrustful of each other and both countries created nuclear weapons. “There Will Come Soft Rains” is based on a futuristic world where mankind is destroyed by their own nuclear weapons. Although machinery may seem threatening, technology has been practical to the general public because it makes everyday task more convenient and can possibly save lives. In the book, “There Will Come Soft Rains” …show more content…
In section 3 of the article, “How technology hurts us” it states, “Social media is the greatest paradox. It gives us an illusion that we are becoming more connected to people when, in reality, it is crippling our social skills. The act of ‘liking,’ ‘favoriting’ and commenting on posts by ‘friends’ on these sites might seem like a legitimate way to establish or maintain valuable relationships, but no amount of thumbs-up buttons will replace genuine, in-person human interaction”(Zarka 3). This means that even though we might feel technology is helping us by allowing us to interact, it is actually hindering our ability to interact with another human being. This matters because robotics can hinder an adolescent’s ability to socially interact which can prevent them from creating meaningful relationships with other people. Another example can be found in section 4 of the article, “How technology hurts us,” “But what’s more likely a reason we were struggling in class in the first place is that we were too preoccupied with distractions on our phones and computers. [...] Our smartphones have essentially destroyed our ability to concentrate, encouraging us to leap from one application to another for any bit of entertainment”(Zarka 4). This means that even though we might feel technology is helping us by allowing us to