The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops

Streaming Audiobook - 2016
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The Machine Stops is a science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand experience. People forget that humans created the Machine, and treat it as a mystical entity whose needs supersede their own. Those who do not accept the deity of the Machine are viewed as 'unmechanical' and are threatened with "Homelessness". Eventually, the Machine apocalyptically collapses, and the civilization of the Machine comes to an end.
Publisher: [United States] : Author's Republic : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781518939464
1518939465
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (1hr., 18 min.)) : digital

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