I read “The Machine Stops” as part of a school text.  It seemed very futuristic at the time – in the sixties decades before the internet.  Now is seems a very close description of present day interaction on the internet, and growing dependence on computers in every aspect of our lives.  From this point of view, scarily prophetic.

The BBC did an excellent dramatisation.


via Fear the Machine: EM Forster’s “The Machine Stops”