E.M. Forster:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) was born in London and attended King's College, Cambridge. He was an accomplished novelist, short story writer and essayist. Five of his six novels have been made into movies, including A Room with a View and A Passage to India.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Breed Humans For Machines
Carefully cull the strong, resilient humans in favor of weakness, that the human race might be more adapted to life in the Machine.

The Machine Stops (1909)

Cinematophote (Blue Optic Plate) - first reference to television
The first reference to a tablet-sized, handheld screen.

The Machine Stops (1909)

Machine Apartment
Each person lives isolated in their own room, supported by a vast planetary machine.

The Machine Stops (1909)

Telemedicine Apparatus - first known reference
First reference to a device that allows physicians to examine or aid patients at a distance.

The Machine Stops (1909)

The Book of the Machine
The only book needed for life in the vast Machine.

The Machine Stops (1909)

The Machine - supplies every need
A single vast contrivance that supplied all the needs of the world's millions of solitary inhabitants.

The Machine Stops (1909)

Video Communicator
A device that carried both voice and image, letting the two parties see each other.

The Machine Stops (1909)


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