Favourite Dystopia?

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Favourite Dystopia?

Post by justice7ca » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:28 pm

This might make for some fun discussion :)

Since the world is headed for a shit-storm, be it economic collapse (EU), War (Mideast) or Environmental (Global warming/pollution), are you more a Phil Huxley's Brave New World kinda person, or George Orwell 1984?
"Welcome, welcome to City 17, you have chosen or been chosen to relocate to one of our finest remaining urban centers. I thought so much of City 17 that I elected to establish my administration here, in the Citadel so thoughtfully provided by our benefactors. I have been proud to call City 17 my home. So whether you are here to stay, or passing through on your way to parts unknown, welcome to City 17. It's safer here."
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Re: Favourite Dystopia?

Post by Crystal » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:33 pm

Do you mean Aldous Huxley?

It will be like 1984 before we can reach Brave New World stage I reckon..

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Re: Favourite Dystopia?

Post by justice7ca » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:45 am

Crystal wrote:Do you mean Aldous Huxley?

It will be like 1984 before we can reach Brave New World stage I reckon..
Yeah you're correct on the name, it's totally Aldous :) Agreed as well, it seems 1984 (CCTV cameras everywhere, hi UK!) is the most 'likely' option. Dystopia's are all the rage now, look at the Hunger Games & Prometheus, or anything zombie related.

I loved the Pixar movie Wall-E for this, it was actually pretty deep and a real look at humanity all wrapped up in that cute little package of a robot. Any recommended films/books?
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Re: Favourite Dystopia?

Post by Holyman » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:53 am

Some of you guys must spend so much money on tin !
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Re: Favourite Dystopia?

Post by justice7ca » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:57 am

Holyman wrote:Some of you guys must spend so much money on tin !
we're talking fiction with some borderline reality -- nothing to get too weirded out over ;p
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Re: Favourite Dystopia?

Post by gravitytr1 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:51 pm

Of course people would choose a Brave New World setting versus something like Oceania!

They are both terrible imo, but one is certainly preferable over the other. Plus, in BNW, if you're one of the black sheep, they send you away to be with other people of your kind, instead of torture/playing with your brain like in 1984.

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