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June 25, 2022
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What happens to work when the machine stops?

In 1909, E M Forster – not now exactly known for a body of work including dystopian fiction – published a novella called The Machine Stops. You can read it here but the story describes a future in which people live below ground, in isolation but with all their needs met by an omnipresent Machine (you can see where this is going). People are allowed to travel, but tend not to and instead communicate and share ideas entirely through technology. Some are not entirely satisfied with this life, including the protagonist Kuno who on a call to his mother says…
What happens to work when the machine stops?

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