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The Machine Stops (Paperback)

The Machine Stops By Jv Editors (Editor), E. M. Forster Cover Image
By Jv Editors (Editor), E. M. Forster
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The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand experience. People forget that humans created the Machine, and treat it as a mystical entity whose needs supersede their own. Those who do not accept the deity of the Machine are viewed as 'unmechanical' and are threatened with "Homelessness". Eventually, the Machine apocalyptically collapses, and the civilization of the Machine comes to an end.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781986273770
ISBN-10: 1986273776
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 6th, 2018
Pages: 58
Language: English