The Veldt exemplifies the negative consequences that may arise from technological advances. The short story involves parents who purchase an automated house that does everything a person needs in their everyday life. This includes a nursery which functioned to keep the children occupied and content by bringing their imagination to life. The parents want to shut off the automated house and go to a more traditional lifestyle, which involves a lot more work. They feel as though the technology is making them unhappy and taking away their fulfilment in life. This causes a rift between the parents and their children as the children argue otherwise saying that they want to enjoy their carefree lifestyle. In the end, the parents are killed by the nursery due to the stubbornness and devious intentions of the children.