“随之而来的软雨”讲述的是一个孤立的街区的最后房子很短的故事，由雷·布拉德伯里，其机器人的功能仍能正常工作。到底房子有一棵树下降导致房子着火清楚地显示了大自然接管破坏。然而“在巴比伦的水域”，由斯蒂芬·文森特·贝尼特撰写讲述了一个牧师的儿子，名叫约翰谁，同时在精神之旅，发现该技术摧毁人类的故事。这两个故事显示芒的技术弱点。在这两种情况下，男子被技术战急剧伤害。在“随之而来软雨”人是完全消除。这两个故事走在一个未来的美国地方。“在巴比伦的水”在纽约，“会有这么软雨”在加利福尼亚州。这样做的意义是美国的技术优势，在世界其他地区，并在未来的技术破阵的人。笔者对技术进步的事项提出意见有很大的不同。 Although they seem to agree that technology will end up wiping us out. Bradbury illustrates negativity in this theme. “And not one will know of the war, not one will care at last when it is done. No one would mind neither bird nor tree, if mankind perished utterly.” He thinks that technology will obliterate everything and everyone but nature will still go on. However, Benet is a bit more hopeful and believes that even after world has been destroyed by technology, there will be some people to rebuild and fix past mistakes. “They were men who were here before us. We must build again.” The message that both stories share is that mankind is moving way too fast with technological advancements which will lead us straight to major destruction.