How accurate is Ray Bradbury's vision of the future compared to our time?

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There are some strong parallels that can be seen in our present and Bradbury's work.  There is the obvious suggestion that the nursery, home, and technology that Bradbury is describing is not our current reality.  However, Bradbury writes not with a literal sense of foretelling the future, but rather creates a setting where thematic elements between both worlds are highly resonant.  Indeed, the idea of parents and children being estranged and separate from one another is one that is quite real.  George and Lydia have allowed technology to separate the bond between parents and children.  The nursery and home have become the real parents and providers for the children, and whether conscious or not, the separation between parent and child is evident.  Another interesting development that arises from this is the idea that children rebelling against their parents can take such a brutal form.  When Bradbury was writing, it was inconceivable that children could engineer the demise of...

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