PhiFic #33 Repost: The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

We discuss a cautionary tale written in 1909—on the threat of ungoverned technology. The story follows two characters—Vashti and her son, Kuno, during a time of post-apocalyptic earth. Mankind has been forced to relocate and live underground because the air on the earth’s surface has apparently become unbreathable. As a result, people live in empty rooms—or pods—underground, surrounded by buttons which, when activated, determine their day. Hear more Phi Fic. The post PhiFic #33 Repost: The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.

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