The famous American writer Kurt Vonnegut and his brother Bernard, a chemist and meteorologist, were both deeply concerned about the power and peril of technology, and each man formed a humanistic worldview that arose in part from their work at General Electric. Both men emerged from GE to significantly change their respective fields and ultimately change the way that a larger American public discussed science and technology. They also both self-identified as humanists, though their particular brands of humanism differed. Kurt Vonnegut even held the title of Honorary President of the American Humanist Association from 1992 until his death in 2007. Bernard went on to spend the second half of his career teaching classes at the University of Albany, which focused on technological solutions to climate science. The humanistic approach to their work shines through in Bernard’s experiments with silver iodide and its uses as a nucleating agent to seed clouds, and Kurt’s exploration of the human experience through skewed perceptions of time and deep-seated fears about human irrelevance due to ever-advancing technologies. This paper will explore the effect that their time at GE had on the early work of the brothers Vonnegut, particularly Kurt’s first novel and Bernard’s paper on the uses of silver iodide in cloud seeding. Kurt worked at GE in the public relations department where he interviewed the scientists who did pure research and told their stories, and Kurt’s interaction with Bernard’s mentor at GE, Irving Langmuir was particularly important to prompting him to write his two most biting commentaries on man’s relation to technology, Player Piano and Cat’s Cradle. Bernard was also colored by Langmuir’s view of technology as simply a means to an end with a disregard for the human element of his cloud seeding experiments, which eventually caused Bernard to leave GE. These are the beginning ideas behind my thesis, so I will be writing about this topic much more moving forward.