Did E.M. Forster Predict the Future? July Babbage Book Discussion

Jun
27

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July 23, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Babbage Canals
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Serafina Puchkina's picture
Reply by Serafina Puchkina | Tue, 27 June - 10:39 am SLT

Anybody who uses the Internet should read E.M. Forster's The Machine Stops. It is a chilling, short story masterpiece about the role of technology in our lives. Written in 1909, it's as relevant today as the day it was published. Forster has several prescient notions including instant messages (email!) and cinematophoes (machines that project visual images).

-Paul Rajlich

 

Available in a variety of formats, including free versions online. Here's one: 

http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html