What if one day you woke up in a world where ignorance is strength?
Where slavery is freedom?
Where consumption is happiness?
This big “What if?!” may seem highly unrealistic, but if we take a closer look at the development of literature in the last decades we can see a clear trend: dystopian fiction.
Now what does that have to do with this horror scenario?
Dystopian fiction – too much fantasy or realistic future?
In the most basic sense you could say that dystopia is the opposite of utopia, therefore it portrays a world which lacks the harmonious and good qualities of life such as freedom, individuality or peace. Dystopian novels are often set in the future and are concerned with a dysfunctional society and a repressive government. Apart from that they often explore the concept of humans abusing technology and most importantly, society engaging in mass consumption.
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