Do We Fear Utopia?

Culture, Philosophy, and Humanity , Updates

Can we achieve balance between nature and technology? Can technology help us create a harmonious life for everyone on this planet? Can we tolerate utopia? Do we fear utopia?

If we were to compare the number of utopian science fiction movies to the number of dystopian movies, dystopia would win out without a doubt. Why? Possibly because it’s easier to come up with stories about characters overcoming negative circumstances. But it goes deeper than film. As technology advances and we hear more and more about the looming reality of widespread automation and digitization, we hear the media and the internet constantly imagining what will go wrong. Do we not realize that we create our future through our actions everyday? Why are we giving so much power to the implications of our inventions when we could be taking it upon ourselves to create a world in which we want to live? What would your utopia look like? Leave a comment and let us know!

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