In Asimov's "The Final Question," and Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder," to what extent does technology motivate each story? Without the Sci Fi mainstay of futuristic machines and gadgets, would the stories work at all? Why or why not?
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I strongly believe that both Asimov's story adamantly requires technology to motivate the story. Because this one is much more technologically dependent of the two, I do not think the story would be possible without the integration of the SF mainstay of futuristic machines and gadgets. Since this text focuses on the role of humankind's evolution, role in space travel with the Analog Computers (AC), and other themes, I ...
Asimov's "The Final Question" and Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder are briefly assessed in terms of their sci fi elements. 300 words of notes and textual evidence examples are offered.