"The Machine Stops" is a science fiction short story by E. M. Forster. The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard "cell", with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine.
Duration: about 1 hour (01:19:26) Publishing date: 2018-11-25; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2018. Copyright Statment: —