The Machine Stops
by E. M. Forster


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2017 Reprint of 1909 Edition. The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard room, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine.  Read more...


 
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Overview

2017 Reprint of 1909 Edition. The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard room, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Travel is permitted, but is unpopular and rarely necessary. Communication is made via a kind of instant messaging/video conferencing machine with which people conduct their only activity: the sharing of ideas and what passes for knowledge. It is intended as a chilling reminder of the possible consequences on over reliance on machines and the changes to human capacity and character that could result from this over dependence. Consider a classic of the science fiction genre and a prescient warning about our reliance on machine technology.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781684220984
  • ISBN-10: 168422098X
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 34
  • Dimensions: 9.21 x 6.14 x 0.08 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15 pounds


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