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The dystopian short story The Machine Stops was written by the homosexual, Humanist, possibly Communist agent E M Forster and published in 1909. It predicts the internet with uncanny accuracy and specificity, even with exact references to Facebook terms. We examine quotes and themes from the story to understand how it works as a hypnotic preparation for the stopping of our technocratic machine society of today, during the 'pandemic' pretext.
I first read this story as part of the public school curriculum in junior high school. Why? It had a troubling influence on me, though I also found it fascinating. I read it again in a college course called The Literature of Utopia, which also was disturbing to me, but in a different way. It stirred the longing in me for freedom, yet at the same time impaired it and urged a fatalism that human nature could not escape from the temptation toward comfort and ease the Machine offered. Read this brilliant but ultimately subversive story and let it be less hypnotic programming than cautionary tale.
The Machine Stops by E M Forster
Wikiprop on Forester
The Apostles. Scroll down to Cambridge Spy Ring to see how in the 50's this group was riddled with Communist spies. What was it up to in Forster's time?
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