Throughout the years of civilization and the history of man, technology has evolved and grown; however for something to evolve, things have to be changed. I believe some of the pieces technology has left are the most fundamental characteristics of humanity. Technology relieves most complications of daily life, but these advances have something close to disaster lying for us in the future. Now that mankind has reached the information age, our reliance on technology has never been more exaggerated. Adults wake up through alarm clocks, commute to work in cars, carry out their work with computers, and come home for televised entertainment all the time relying on technology. School children do roughly the same and this is the problem. Through the day the adults and children have almost no interaction. Children’s alarm clocks wake them up, microwaves feed them, the internet helps them with homework, and televisions entertain them. This is not how life once was. Parents woke kids, parents made breakfast, parents helped with homework, and parents engaged in activities with their children, they had so much more interaction then they have now. The biggest reason this is a problem is that knowledge is spread through social interactions between adults and children.
Adults have experience and they pass down important life lessons to their children, but they fail to do so due to the fact that they do not even meet each other face to face. People argue that kids have all the knowledge on the internet, but this is merely information and not knowledge until one can apply them into the real world and then elaborate on that thought further. Parents show and teach children how to do this. This is also an example of how frighteningly dependent mankind has become on technology. On the path that society and technology is heading, we will be led to something Albert Einstein envisioned years ago or Ray Bradbury’s society from “Fahrenheit 451”. Society will be a mindless body of beings producing no uniqueness or free, independent thinking. Man will feed and get entertained without thinking. We must stop relying so heavily on technology and focus more on the world and our surroundings. We must learn from the experienced people around us by communicating. We must think beyond and push forward to mend the negative impact technology has already made on us today.
The poem, Little Boy Crying, written by Mervyn Morris is mainly about father and sons relationship. Poet shows the two main themes through this relationship; fathers love towards his child and his effort to lead his child into a right world in life. Mervyn Morris explores the child and parents relationship by using second person narration and language techniques such as allusion and emotive words. ...