"The Time Machine", H.G. Wells' classic science fiction story, is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The Time Traveller, a scientist and inventor, developed a time machine and travels to the year A.D. 802,701 in the future. He finds a peaceful race, the Eloi, who are unimaginative and incurious about the world. Very soon the Time Traveller finds that the Utopian existence of the Eloi turns out to be deceptive when he discovers the downtrodden working classes who have evolved into the bestial Morlocks, cannibal hominids resembling human spiders. The Morlocks toil underground maintaining the machinery that keep the Eloi docile and plentiful. Eventually, the Time Traveller has to battle the Morlocks for possession of his time machine.