Ep #32: Five Min Book Review – The Machine Stops by EM Forster

Rethinking with Alex Torpey
Rethinking with Alex Torpey
Ep #32: Five Min Book Review - The Machine Stops by EM Forster

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world where people constantly shared and consumed video content, for an unknown real larger purpose? Hmmmm… Well EM Forster imagined this world, in 1909.

Join me for the restart of the Five Minute Book Review series on the banks of the White River in Vermont for a discussion of one of the most creative, reflective, and weirdly forward thinking sci-fi short stories I’ve ever read.

It’s a 45 minute read that will touch on technology, philosophy, human connection, freedom and agency, climate, governance, travel, and so much more. Surely worth a read!

Hosted by
Alex Torpey

From serving as mayor (non party affiliated) of his hometown of South Orange at age 23, a municipal business administrator, founder of a digital consulting firm, an emergency management director and volunteer EMT, and as a graduate level adjunct professor, management consultant, mentor and speaker, Alex Torpey brings together his uniquely diverse experiences to help provide us a platform to rethink the future of our communities, our republic, and ourselves.

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