Lindsay Davis~ "The Pedestrian" (Themes (Technology can isolate…
Lindsay Davis~ "The Pedestrian"
Mr. Mead = humanity
He is a writer.
He doesn't have a viewing screen.
goes for walks for air and to see
Whistles and examines leaves (nature)
yellow warm illuminated house
The Police car = anti-humanity
fiery beam, dim lights
lone/one police car
phonographic voice, metallic voice, iron voice, metallic whisper, radio throat
sigh, pop, back door sprang open, whirring click
back seat = smelled of riveted steel, harsh antiseptic, nothing soft, smelled too clean and hard and metallic, little black jail
Technology can lead to laziness.
Technology can replace humans and devalue them.
Technology can isolate people from each other.
"In ten years of walking by night or day , for thousands of miles, he had never met another person walking, not once in all that time." #2
"... he was alone in this world of A.D. 2053, or as good as alone..."#1
Technology can reduce creativity and/or imagination.
Technology can lead to the slow death of society (not experiencing or living their lives).
Technology can shift people's priorities and values.