In 1909, EM Forster wrote a fabulous book called “The Machine Stops” about a future world where people sat, alone, in their rooms, communicating with their friends and family and lecturing via their screens to thousands of people around the world. Food, drink and other goods were delivered directly to their rooms. If they did venture out of their underground lairs, they were transported vast distances, by air, around the globe. Does that sound at all familiar?

In 1909, EM Forster wrote a fabulous book called “The Machine Stops” about a future world where people sat, alone, in their rooms, communicating with their friends and family and lecturing via their screens to thousands of people around the world. Food, drink and other goods were delivered directly to their rooms. If they did venture out of their underground lairs, they were transported vast distances, by air, around the globe. Does that sound at all familiar?

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