Essay on A Brief Note On The Machine Stops And The People Today

1516 Words Oct 26th, 2016 7 Pages
While the people described in “The Machine Stops” and the people today can be compared through a discussion of technology to each- both civilizations share the potential danger of being technology controlled. I. Communication
A. The Machine Stops
1. Video Chat
2. Phones
3. Little human contact
B. Today
1. Phones
2. Video Chat
3. Human contact
II. Transportation
A. The Machine Stops
1. Airships
2. Underground Train
3. Driverless Cars
B. Today
1. Planes
2. Trains
3. Cars
4. Bikes and manual walking
III. Entertainment
A. The Machine Stops
1. Music
2. TV
3. Video Chat
B. Today
1. Music
2. TV
3. Video games
IV. Daily Life
A. The Machine Stops
1. Medicine
2. School
3. Sleep
B. Today
1. Medicine
2. School
3. Sleep

In 1909 “The Machine Stops” was written by Edward Morgan Forster. This futuristic short story is showing shocking similarities of our society in present time. Although Forster lived in the early 1900’s, this imaginative author made a bold prediction of technology being too involved in the lives of people in his story. Society might blow off the story by claiming that we could never end up like people in “The Machine Stops”, but there are many similarities that could lead us down the same road as the people. As Forster says in this book, “No one confessed the Machine was out of hand. Year by year it had served with increased efficiency and decreased intelligence… and in all the world there was not one who understood the monster as a whole… But Humanity,…

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