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    Describe your Dystopia

    I'll go first.

    There are systems of large, concrete corridors underground where the last humans reside after the climate has been destroyed. Large industrial fans whirl on the ends to temper the nuclear heat radiating on the earth's surface. Dim lights flicker above people sitting along concrete desks running the corridors entire length. They are the privileged; they were prepared.

    Screens illuminate their contented faces. Headphones are plugged into their ears. They live vicariously through re-runs of FRIENDS and construct their own lives through super-realistic gaming models. Whenever they get hungry, they flip to a food channel where they watch others indulge in fatty, mouth-watering entrees, before hitting a button that shoots fortified oatmeal up a tube, into their ass.

    Sometimes one of the people will lose their mind, stand up, and start yelling incoherently, at which point a couple men from The Center will calmly escort them into a special room, behind a steel door. Once inside, they are shot. The people can hear the shot— a dull momentary echo. But no one turns from their screen or really seems to care.

    Your turn.
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    Earth is massively overpopulated, and food and resources are scarce. Jobs are a rarity, and people pay lots of money to job-finders so that they can secure employment. Most of the "jobs" that do exist are more akin to slavery, or the old serfdom, where people word all day essentially for having food, shelter, and protection. Everyone else lives on farms that they have to guard from the constant threat of scavengers. There is no longer freedom of information; internet, TV, and radio are all strictly regulated. There is no freedom of movement either, and most roads are too dangerous to travel. The military, instead of advancing in technology, has turned more to traditional methods of throwing human fodder at each other, but it is still a popular way for young people to escape. Most, however, die or are crippled in battles against various rebel states or resource wars. The police is vast and feared by everyone. Violence and torture is common against dissidents.

    So aside from the overpopulation and wars, basically North Korea.

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    This is a dystopia.
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    Heh. We've been here years now.

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    Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?

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    The life of a Foxconn employee as he drones on 12 hours a day, day after day to retire at night to his concrete cube to send half his pay to his poor rural family so you can have an iPhone.
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    I made this a thread once at the old place. Good thing I have an archive of all that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    This is a dystopia.
    What this forum, your workplace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, the earth, the solar system, the galaxy, or the universe?
    Die Logik ist keine Lehre, sondern ein Spiegelbild der Welt. Die Logik ist transcendental. - Wittgenstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    This is a dystopia.
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    this, but specifically i was thinking of the 2nd episode (season 1) of "black mirror"

    (how i said that... everything is so meta)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoneyJungle View Post
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    On Boxing Day!

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    I have a much easier time imagining a future dystopia than an utopia. I wonder what that says.
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