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Post Reply Has anyone ever told you, your version of a utopia is their idea of a dystopia
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Well, I probably believe in Skynet, so...
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

You mean, some people would consider a world where they are turned into cute adorable imoutos with cute little feet loved by me, their onii chan PV as a dystopia? What kind of fucking crack are they smoking?


Yes, I'm sure that would end well for you :P

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Ryulightorb wrote:

I have and it was weird.

apparently having a fully automated society with genetically altered humans and life longetivity is a dystopia to some O_o


Frankly, that sounds likely to be a dystopia to me, too. Maybe it doesn't have to be, but it certainly doesn't guarantee a utopia.

I'm more often on the side of criticizing so-called utopias for a couple of reasons. First of all, I don't believe any kind of utopia is possible. Secondly, I don't think anyone has even come up with a good idea of what a real-world utopia would even look like. I have been in more arguments with people (friends, sibling, faceless internet people) about whether Light Yagami should be considered a 'good-guy' or 'bad-guy' than I care to count, and equally many with people who say something along the lines of "Well, Light went insane and became a villain, but if I had the Death Note, I would do some real good." Sorry, but if your mindset is anything like that, we are not going to agree with each other about anything political.
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AlastorCrow wrote:

Yep. Back in HS English class, I was secretly given the task to support an authoritarian government that utilizes eugenics as a means to thwart the increase in crime and numbers of the opposition during a debate that the teacher set up after reading A Brave New World. Half the class wanted to strangle me during the discussion and "my" ideals were labeled as racist by some.


Seriously? Throwing your student under the bus for the sake of furthering classroom discussion...come on now teach. Did your teacher have some sort of vendetta against you or something?


It was revealed at the end. Although I did say that I don't disagree with certain points I've made. I still do.
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The opposite, actually. I was quite off-put when I basically laid out my own Dystopia plans and then someone told me that sounded like a Utopia to them. (It was a 1984 Ultra-Authoritarian Dystopia too....)

Note, this was a fictional world I was plotting, not the real world. I have no real-world influence. Yet.
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No but I think the traditional concept of heaven is a dystopia.

What is the point of eternity if there's nothing to do in it?
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Ryulightorb wrote:

I have and it was weird.

apparently having a fully automated society with genetically altered humans and life longetivity is a dystopia to some O_o


Perhaps they were thinking of movies like Gattaca where genetic alternations create an even bigger social gap between the wealthy and the masses?
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