The Machine Stops
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I was looking for a film or TV adaptation of The Machine Stops and found it as an episode in this sixties anthology science fiction series. The machine Stops is a science fiction short story by E. M. Forster published in 1909. The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard room, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Travel is permitted, but is unpopular and rarely necessary. Communication is made via a kind of instant messaging/video conferencing machine with which people conduct their only activity: the sharing of ideas and what passes for knowledge. I watched a few other episodes from various seasons, and they were pretty good as well. The Show reminds me of Black Mirror, but made in the 6os. The episodes contain lots of Tech skepticism and cautionary tales in which humans, or humanity as a whole, inadvertently drive themselves mad, incompetent, or to extinction. The Machine Stops (and other episodes):
Jan 31st 2023
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