Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Machine Stops

Here is an interesting short story that I would like to share with you.

E. M. Forster wrote this in 1909. The story eerily predicts the internet and offers a warning that perhaps we all should heed.

Thanks to my friend Inga for pointing this out to me.

4 comments:

  1. What an unpleasant story. God forbid!!!!!

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  2. very intense story...but why can't people with extra white skin be described as ircandescent, glowing, whatever...instead of a white fungus, lol

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    1. Well, it's apt for these people, I think. These people don't see the sunlight. They live in their "burrows" plugged into their communication devices and don't take physical activity or go outside. Like mushrooms!

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  3. Thanks for sharing the link. I've saved it to read later, when I've finished catching up with a few people.

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