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The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops is short story by EM Foster published in 1909 which describes a distopic future in which (you guessed it) we’re all dependent upon, and subservient to, machines. Humans lose their ability to cope with the natural world and The Machine is basically responsible for keeping us alive.

Knowing that it was written in […]

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The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops E.M. Forster

Around 1909, the time Forster wrote “The Machine Stops,” the Second Industrial Revolution was occurring and thoughts on the state of technology have been of deep wonder and concern. The story is of a grim, barren future thousands of years away; people are living in isolation and the only company […]