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The Eloi are one of two post-human races in H. G. Wells' novel The Time Machine. In the year 802701 AD, humanity has evolved into two separate species - the Eloi and the Morlocks. The Eloi are peaceful and live on the surface of the earth, while the Morlocks live beneath the surface and hunt the Eloi for food. Each class evolved (or degenerated) from different social classes as humans, a theme that reflects upon Wells' socio-political opinions.