Is Dystopia Inevitable?

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  1. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    You know, maybe I'm being a little pessimistic, but, it seems like with every day, we become less free.

    In what we used to call the free world police militarization is completely out of control (look at what happened in Boston... or just look at England... period). Ever since 9/11 it's been a downward spiral for civil liberties thanks to unscrupulous politicians, and the terrified morons who support them.

    The poor are getting poorer, and the rich are getting richer. The middle class is shrinking at an unprecedented rate. There hasn't been this kind of social inequality since the Industrial Revolution.

    Granted, we all have fancy gadgets, though even those are becoming less free and more regulated, and they're being built by slave labor. But this future just seems to be getting dimmer and dimmer. Well, and I guess there's gay rights. That's cool.

    So, is this future going to suck?
     
  2. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    No. Every generation says something like that. The near future will be pretty similar to the present. With cooler stuff.
     
  3. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    ^^ yep that's pretty much it.

    I used to think things were getting worse when I was a teenager but science is getting more sophisticated and civil liberties, including gay rights, are growing. Being gay still counted as a mental illness according to the world Heath organisation til about 1990!

    So things are very slowly getting better, then a little bit worse, then better
     
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    Cant have the sweet without the sour.
     
  5. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Thing is, after the Industrial revolution things got better. After the Great Depression, things got better. All of those bad things you mentioned have also resulted in a massive upswing in civil disobedience, a growingly politically conscious electorate, new media facilitating greater transparency in what's going on in our politics, and the gradual development of communities and networks to help alleviate the damaging effects of rampant economic inequality. Things are really bad right now, but if the things I mentioned continue to go forward and are ultimately successful, things will get better.
     
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  6. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    I agree with several above posters. Bad times will come. But they will always be followed by redemption.

    Except of course for the bad time that ends up too bad. There will be no coming back from that. *cough* The Matrix *ahem*
     
  7. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Of course, a second American civil war is a very real possibility at this point.
     
  8. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    Rome fell!!!!!!!!!!

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