Jane Ruffino: Technology is not the danger, but it manifests the danger we represent as human beings

In the living room the voice clock sang, Tick tock, seven o'clock.

26th January, 2014
Jane Ruffino.

In the living room the voice clock sang, Tick tock, seven o'clock. Tick tock, time to get up', - begins Ray Bradbury's short story, There Will Come Soft Rains, part of his The Martian Chronicles collection. The story is set in August 2026, in California's Bay Area, shortly after a nuclear explosion. It contains no people, just the ghosts of human life preserved in the functions of a fully-automated, password-protected home, performing its duties as...

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