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The Machine Stops

I found myself down an Insta rabbit hole the other day looking at a bunch of dystopian themed memes and it got me thinking about a couple things. First, a lot of people stretch the definition of dystopia. Second, a whole bunch of authors had a weird nack of prognostication.

The Machine Stops, published in 1909, presents a dystpopian world that mirrors many aspects of our current world. E.M. Forster’s novella imagines a future when humankind has not just become reliant on but also worships The Machine (technology), a fitting foresight into a not so fictional future. The Machine Stops is shy of sixty-five pages and can be read in one comfortable coffee shop afternoon. It’s a worthy read for anybody interested in sci-fi and/or dystopian works.


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