Steven King

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (7 of 9)
Location: Scarborough, England United Kingdom
Birthday: 15 Dec


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The Machine Stops (Dodo Press) by E. M. Forster
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Forster's description of the machine is eerily accurate to how dependent we are increasingly becoming on technology in society today. Firstly, he predicted in very potent way how social networking over a globalised space became a primary method of communication, almost a century before the technology became commonplace. However, the story portrays this technology as the ONLY way to communicate, as most people only communicate via The Machine, using a technology which is similar to today's video conferencing. Face-to-face communication is seen as archaic, and therefore most of the citizens of this dystopic- civilisation are very wary of human contact in any shape or form, and therefore are… Read more

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