Adapted from the short story by E.M. Forster
Penned in 1909, E.M. Forster’s prescient short story predicts a world with chilling similarities to our own. Set in a dystopian future where people live isolated from one another in identical rooms and only interact through The Machine, Forster’s story seems to astutely predict technologies that evoke the internet, text messaging, and social media. For The Machine is an omnipotent technology that provides everything one could want, eliminating the need to ever leave one’s room. Vashti is content with life as it is, but her son Kuno believes there must be more to life, and ventures to the surface. What he finds there will change him forever. This important early sci-fi masterpiece is seen by many as the forebear to such works as Logan’s Run and Orwell’s 1984.