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


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  1. Serafina Puchkina Serafina Puchkina June 27, 2017

    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:

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