The Machine Stops
The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard room, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Travel is permitted, but is unpopular and rarely necessary. Communication is made via a kind of instant messaging/video conferencing machine with which people conduct their only activity: the sharing of ideas and what passes for knowledge.The two main characters, Vashti and her son Kuno, live on opposite sides of the world. Vashti is content with her life, which, like most inhabitants of the world, she spends producing and endlessly discussing secondhand 'ideas'. Kuno, however, is a sensualist and a rebel. He persuades a reluctant Vashti to endure the journey (and the resultant unwelcome personal interaction) to his room. There, he tells her of his disenchantment with the sanitised, mechanical world.He confides to her that he has visited the surface of the Earth without permission, and that he saw other humans living outside the world of the Machine. However, the Machine recaptures him, and he is threatened with 'Homelessness': expulsion from the underground environment and presumed death. Vashti, however, dismiss...
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Sewing Edge - Reusable Vinyl Stops for Your Machine: 5
Sew faster and more easily without losing your precision! These vinyl strips replace masking tape and moleskin with a repositionable stop that doesn't leave sticky residue. The thickness creates an edge that guides the fabric in front of the foot. Sew with confidence every time! Works on all machines.
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STOP-CONTROL-CABLE-FITS-946-04661-746-04661-MTD-TROY-BILT-21-034-DECK-74604661 Engine Safety Stop Cable for 21" Lawn Mowers Replaces Part numbers: 946-04661, 746-04661 Other names for this Cable: "Zone Control Cable", "Operator Presence Cable", "Engine Kill Cable" Generic Aftermarket Part Fits many push and self propelled walk behind lawn mowers. Bolens, Brute, Columbia, Craftsman, Huskee, MTD, Murray, Yard Machines, Yard Man, and Troy Bilt. Control cable stops blade when handle is released Specifications: 51-1/2" total length. (from Z-end to Z-end) 38-1/2" plastic conduit (end fitting to end fitting) Exposed Wire Length 11-1/2" Z-Bend on both ends. Perfect fit! Built to OEM Quality. Premium Aftermarket.
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SnorepinTM - Anti Snoring Aid Sleep Device- The Smarter Solution Against Snoring and Sleeping Conditions - Naturally And Effectively Stop
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- Brand: Alayna
- ASIN: B000BABW5Q
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E. M. Forster - The Machine
The Machine Stops is a short 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.
- ASIN: 1537622609
SINGER | 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine with 76 Decorative Stitches, Automatic Needle Threader and Bonus Accessories, Packed with Features and Easy to
The SINGER Stylist 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine offers great value because it comes with loads of free accessories. The sewing machine is provided with 100 built-in stitches making fashion sewing, home and decorative sewing, quilting, crafting and heirloom sewing easier. Thanks to its heavy duty metal frame, it has long-lasting durability. The Computerized Sewing machine with large LCD screen provides clear and easy viewing of your selected stitches including stitch length and stitch width. Stitch length and width can be adjusted to customize as desired for your projects. This sewing machine has a ton of other features like 6-segment feeding system, built-in reverse, horizontal threading, programmable needle up/down, electronic start and stop, automatic bobbin winding clutch, extra-high presser foot lifter, speed control and automatic presser foot pressure control. The SINGER Stylist 7258 Sewing Machine has 2 StayBright LED lights which illuminate the sewing surface for optimal viewing. PRODUCT DETAILS: Model Number - 7258 Description - 100 Stitch Electronic Sewing Machine Product - Sewing Machine Bobbin Class - 15J Needles - 2020 & 2045 Lightbulb - LED UPC - 037431882769 Dimensions - 14.5""L x 7.5""W x 12""H Weight - 14.6 pounds Warranty - 25-Year Limited Power Su...
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- Brand: SINGER
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Floodstop for Washing Machines, FS 3/4-H90 Version
Floodstop for Washing Machines, FS 3/4-H90 Version 4 OPEN BOX
- Color: grey
- Brand: FloodStop
- ASIN: B00PM9A3TC
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Matty's Toy Stop Deluxe Lucky 7's Slot Machine Bank with Jackpot Sound & Flashing
Matty's Toy Stop Deluxe Lucky 7's Slot Machine Bank with Jackpot Sound & Flashing Lights is AWESOME! An entertaining way to collect and store coins. It can be used as a game or a fun personal coin bank. This toy slot machine bank features casino sounds and a flashing jackpot light. You can choose to gather your stored coins via casino-style jackpots or straightforward manual retrieval. It also offers a separate savings section that you can use to store money without it being a part of any jackpots. It's compatible with a wide range of coin sizes, enabling it to work with most world currency (98%). This casino slot machine bank is a large-scale replica with sleek chrome trim. Makes a great gift & is perfect for casino night, gameroom, office, & so much more.... For Ages 6 and up - Fun for the whole family! - Slot Machine measures 14.5" tall x 9.5" wide x 6.5" deep - Requires 2 AA Batteries (Not Included)
- Color: Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue
- Brand: Matty's Toy Stop
- ASIN: B07GWX2TGK
- UPC: 070616022567
The Machine Stops
E. M. Forster (1879–1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster's humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel, Howards End: "Only connect..." His 1908 novel, "A Room with a View," is his most optimistic work, while "A Passage to India" (1924) brought him his greatest success. First published in 1909, Forster's short science fiction work, "The Machine Stops," posits a technology-dependent humanity now living underground, its every need serviced by machines. But what happens if--or when--the machines stop? "The Machine Stops" was named one of the greatest science fiction novellas published before 1965 by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
- ASIN: 1434442047
Adjustable Work Stop Locator Vise CNC Mill Machines Diamond Dresser Part
Description: 100% brand new and high quality Type: Milling Machine Locator Material: Aluminum Alloy Color: As Pictures Show Mounting Bolt Size: 1/2"-12 thread Package Contents: 1*Milling Machine Locator Note: The real color of the item may be slightly different from the pictures shown on website caused by many factors such as brightness of your monitor and light brightness.
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- ASIN: B07Q6FBGXR
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Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine,
The barista express from bean to espresso in under a minute create great tasting espresso in less than a minute. The barista express allows you to grind the beans right before extraction, and its interchangeable filters and a choice of automatic or manual operation ensure authentic café style results in no time at all.
- Color: Stainless Steel
- Brand: Breville
- ASIN: B00CH9QWOU
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Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us
We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology; we seem as governed by technology as we do by laws and regulations. Frighteningly often, the influence of technology in and on our lives goes completely unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the soothing refrain that technology has no morals and can display no prejudice, and it's only the users of technology who distort certain aspects of it.But is this statement actually true? Dr Robert Smith thinks it is dangerously untrue in the modern era.Having worked in the field of artificial intelligence for over 30 years, Smith reveals the mounting evidence that the mechanical actors in our lives do indeed have, or at least express, morals: they're just not the morals of the progressive modern society that we imagined we were moving towards. Instead, as we are just beginning to see – in the US elections and Brexit to name but a few – there are increasing incidences of machine bigotry, greed and the crass manipulation of our basest instincts.It is easy to assume that these are the result of programmer prejudices or the product of dark forces manipulating the masses through the network of the Internet. But what if there is something more fundamental and explicitly mechanical at play, something inherent w...
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MLAY RF Radio Frequency Face Lifting Beauty Care Device For Wrinkle Remove, Skin Lifting & Tightening,
What is Radio Frequency Technology? RF Technology refers to high-frequency electromagnetic waves that can be transmitted and spread. It is defined by a medical dermatologist as the 0.5MHz to 8MHz high – frequency that alternates current for facial contour improvement. There are several benefits of MLAY Radio Frequency treatments that include: 1.Results that can last up to 2 years Other non-surgical treatment will only stimulate your facial muscles. Radio Frequency treatments trigger your skin’s own healing functions which will cause it to produce elastin fibers and collagen that you have lost over the years. This allows your treatment results to last longer. 2.Collagen, Elastin, and Hyaluronic Acid Stimulation As we get older, our natural ability to produce elastin and collagen stops. With the heat from the Radio Frequency treatment device, cells are stimulated in the connective tissues which will cause the body to reproduce elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid that has dwindled over the years. 3.Non-invasive Without needles or tools, this treatment does not require downtime to allow your skin to recover, so you can return to your normal life right away. 4.Tightens and Tones Skin You will feel instant tightening of your elastin fibers with the heat from the wand. This tight...
- Brand: MLAY
- ASIN: B01IBSX35Q
- UPC: 756040275907
The Machine Stops
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Brybelly 1000-Count Cherry Slot Machine Tokens - Premium Pachislo & IGT Slot Machine Coins - Great for Casino Games & Skill Stop Slot
1000 Cherry Slot Machine Tokens!The slot machine is a timeless casino game! Unlike blackjack, poker, and table games, slot machines take away the skill and winning is all based on luck. Nothing beats winning a slot game, with all the classic cherry tokens the machine! You can't have slot and arcade games without the cherry design tokens.These tokens are for use in the exciting "Skill Stop" and IGT electronic slot machines. This pack features 1000 premium-quality tokens for use in casinos and arcades alike! Offer them as drink tokens at company parties, use them for prizes, or simply add them to your electronic slot machines! These are not used Pachislo slot tokens. These are brand new slot tokens fresh off the press and are in mint condition, sealed by the manufacturer.Why You'll Love It:Why cherries? Using fruit in slot machines and on tokens is a tradition long established in the early 1900s, spicing up the early slot machines for the players. It is so endeared by slot machine enthusiasts, the slot machine itself is often called the "Fruit machine" in the UK. These tokens have a great feel and sound, nothing beats the sound of hundreds of tokens chiming in the money collector!NOTE: Some machines with magnets in the chute may require the magnet to be removed to ensure a smooth d...
- Brand: Brybelly
- ASIN: B001DMPJU0
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Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Wide Table, Hard Cover, LCD Display and Auto Needle
This user-friendly and portable sewing and quilting machine offers a wide range of quilting and sewing features at an affordable price. The CS6000i features 60 built-in sewing stitches, including decorative stitches and 7 styles of one-step buttonholes. There are 9 presser feet included in this machine - buttonhole, overcasting, monogramming, zipper, zigzag, blindstich, button fitting, walking, and spring action quilting foot. This machine also includes a detachable wide table that is perfect for larger quilting projects. The Brother CS6000i sewing machine has been engineered for ease of use. A simple-to-view backlit LCD display, an automatic needle threader, easy-to-follow threading diagrams, and an adjustable sewing speed control system are all included. An easy-to-see, brightly lit sewing area is quite helpful when sewing on dark fabrics. An automatic needle threader has been added to perfectly align thread through the needle. A built-in free arm helps to assist with sewing pant legs, sleeves, and other cylindrical items. The CS6000i sewing machine also includes a hard machine case, making it a perfect traveling sewing machine. The CS6000i sewing and quilting machine includes a printed Quick Start guide and complete instructions manuals in English and Spanish. We do not recomm...
- Color: Beige/Blue
- Brand: Brother
- ASIN: B000JQM1DE
- UPC: 012502615309
Anti Snoring Chin Strap - Most Effective Snoring Solution and Anti Snoring Devices - Snoring Chin Strap - Stop Snoring Sleep Aid for Men and Women [Upgraded
- Color: Black
- Brand: QUIET PANDA FIDGET. FOCUS. FUN.
- ASIN: B07984PQS1
- UPC: 665570471317
Detroit Techno: Never Stop/The Cycle Of The Mental Machine (2
NEVER STOP A Music That Resists - 2016, 76', stereo / Feat. the pioneers of techno music Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Carl Craig and Jeff Mills, NEVER STOP takes us into the fascinating universe of techno labels in Detroit. This film highlights the deep roots of the creation, more than thirty years ago, by each of the African-American pioneers of techno music, of their own record labels. It also tells and shows us how each of these artists bypassed the crisis of the record business, even though this powerful movement paradoxically emerged in Detroit. THE CYCLES OF THE MENTAL MACHINE 2006, 56', stereo : chronicles the musical legacy of Detroit, Michigan's ravaged Motorcity where the great tradition of blues, gospel, jazz and Motown R&B has never died. It also tells the destiny of the young techno artists whose musical counterculture rose from the rubble to conquer the world. Guiding us through these cycles is the voice of the Electrifying Mojo, legendary DJ, poet of The Mental Machine and spiritual mentor of techno. Creative energy infused with unflagging hope keeps The Cycles of the Mental Machine on a constant spin. Featuring original artists/ DJ's & pioneers MOJO, MAD MIKE, CARL CRAIG.
- ASIN: B076BGP576
Diggers and Dozers
Building, blasting and crushing! It's all in a day's work for front-end loaders, diggers and dozers! Huge shovels dig foundations, a towering crane builds a skyscraper, dynamite sends a smokestack crumbling to the ground, and a colossal crusher grinds up rock. So grab your hard hat, and let's get rollin' !
- Brand: NCircle Entertainment
- ASIN: B000NJMJYI
- UPC: 843501006009
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