In the short story "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury, George and Lydia Hadley build their two children, Peter and Wendy, an automated nursery that carries out all the functions that parents would perform for their children. In addition, the nursery can replicate reality, and the children have set it to resemble an African veldt, a grassland where lions live. The parents believe they will live a life of ease with well-functioning and loving children, but they don't realize that by allowing the house to do everything for their children, they permit the house to become the children's parents.
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Evidence A: "You've let this room and this house replace you and your wife in your children's affections" is a quote...
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