Moreover, the Mechanical
Hound is a clear demonstration of the insidious and threatening impacts brought
on by technological advancements. The Hound is an invention from children’s nightmares
that terrorizes, spies on and hunts its prey intent on its extermination. With
its actions, it is clear that even thought the Hound was created by Humans, it
fails to represent any sort of human compassion or reasoning. The Hound
presents an example of advancing technology gone wrong. Like society, the Hound
is programmed like many of the citizens and hunts and kills for the
entertainment of the masses (Roberts). In particular, it is misused by the unsympathetic
nature of the government.