It is clear that Bradbury presents us with a world in which technology has actually become more important to the children than their parents. When David McClean is called in to give his expert opinion, he identifies that the nursery has "become a channel toward--destructive thoughts." As he continues questioning the parents, and in particular the way that George Hadley says that he had given his children everything they wanted and then as punishment shut down the nursery, he gives his expert advice:
"Where before they had a Santa Claus now they have a Scrooge. Children prefer Santas. You've let this room and this house replace you and your wife in your children's affections. This room is their mother and father, far more important in their lives than their real parents. And now you come along and want to shut it off. No wonder there's hatred here."
According to McClean, building your life around "creature comforts" or technology to make your life easier for you, has far-reaching and disturbing consequences, which has resulted in the situation of discord between the parents and children in this story.