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IT peeps, be warned: You'll soon be a museum exhibit

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Re: dystopia: Jeff Bezos

"Only the Chosen People will have jobs"

E.M.Forster's short story "The Machine Stops" portrayed that world - except it appears no one had, or needed, a job.

He wrote about people spending their time living in one comfortable room - with all their meals supplied. Their chosen background music on demand - and a video terminal through which they could communicate with other people. They spent their days using the terminal to look at things other people had written about. Then they rehashed the information for publication in the same medium.

Occasionally they would take a walk outside.

He was very prescient when he wrote that in 1909.

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