In contrast to Wells' political commentary, Forster points to the technology itself as the ultimate controlling force. A Solitary Man. After several centuries the humans have become so dependent on this practice it has become taboo to even be in the presence of another human being. First, the life support apparatus required to visit the outer world is abolished. In the preface to his, collected Short Stories (1947 Forster wrote that The Machine Stops' is a reaction to one of the earlier heavens. In My Room. Living on Earth. The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story.
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Both George Lucas's film THX 1138 (1971) and the original novel version of Logan's Run (1967) by William. "Afternoon Play: The Machine Stops". Nolan and George Clayton Johnson bear multiple similarities to "The Machine Stops". The story, set in a world where humanity lives underground and relies on a giant machine to provide its needs, predicted technologies such as instant messaging and the, internet. There, he tells her of his disenchantment with the sanitised, mechanical world. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand experience. Adaptations edit A television adaptation, directed by Philip Saville, an Interesting Narrative was shown in the UK on part of the British science-fiction anthology TV series Out of the Unknown. Further reading edit Seegert, Alf (2010 " Technology and the Fleshly Interface.