„The Maschine Stops“ is a short story that influenced and defined a whole genre. I was made aware of this story by Jaron Lanier. It’s a great read and if you don’t have the nerve to read online listen to the audio dramatisation below that was produced in 2001 by the BBC or the full audiobook read by Jerome Lawsen.
Listen to the audio dramatisation (BBC, 2001)
Or listen to the full text (read by Jerome Lawsen)
Read the short story from by E.M. Forster (1909)
E. M. Forster
Edward Morgan Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English fiction writer, essayist and librettist. Many of his novels examine class difference and hypocrisy, including A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924). The last brought him his greatest success. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 separate years.
Definition from Wikipedia – E. M. Forster
Funker Vogt (German: [ˈfʊŋkɐ foːkt]) is a German electronic-industrial music project with an aggressive style, formed by vocalist Jens Kästel and programmer Gerrit Thomas in 1995. Other members of the band are keyboardist/manager Björn Böttcher, live guitarist Frank Schweigert and lyricist Kai Schmidt. The name of the band translates from German to English as "Radio Operator Vogt", this being the surname of a friend of the band who was a military radio operator. The military concept of a radio operator provides a contrast with the musical roles of a DJ or a vocalist using a microphone.
Definition from Wikipedia – Funker Vogt