The Machine Stops Analysis

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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
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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 …show more content…
First, we rely on technology for all of our medicine. Factories make the pills we take, and machines count pills and dispense them properly where they need to go. If technology were to stop, we would be in a scary situation with all of the medicine being taken around the world. Likewise, our medicine shows resemblance to that of “The Machine Stops”. The characters on “The Machine Stops” receive medicine by the Machine when the Machine decides that they need it. The Machine then dispenses it to them in their cell. Next, we are very similar to those on “The Machine Stops” in the fact that we now have a way where we can take online classes without leaving the house, and people in the book get a daily teaching by the Machine on their computer screens. We have only recently, in the last 15 years or so, developed online classes. This has developed an even more reliant society on technology for education. The thought of relying on technology for education is scary, because of the events on “The Machine Stops” when they relied on technology for education. Finally, many people rely on technology to sleep. Many people have developed habits of needing to watch television or listen to the radio to go to sleep. People on “The Machine Stops” rely on the Machine to tell them when to go to sleep and displays them a bed to sleep on every night. Although we are not to

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