As some of you know, I am a big fan of all things “future”. Reading a smart cities themed article on The Guardian’s web-site recently (Steven Poole: “The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy'”), I remembered this one book that I’d like to share with you: The Machine Stops, by E.M.Forster. It was written back in 1909, but it’s incredible as far as portrayal of the flip side of our by now all but inevitable future is concerned.

Enjoy!

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