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Do we live in a futuristic utopia or dystopia? Why?

To a dumb person like me, here are the Wikipedia definitions -

> A Utopia is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.

> A Dystopia is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of Utopia.

I believe we live in between. Nothing is perfect or nothing is worse. Everyone has something good & something evil. In a 100 years, this will still be true. And same goes million years later. Each morning when I read the newspaper, there are 100s of bad things but there are also some good things. One thing my best friend taught me is look through the good in a person, remove all the negativities from that person & you'll find that person beautiful 😉

My favourite Series, Dexter is a good example of Good & Bad things in the world. So watch it, if you haven't already.

Another thing I watched recently is this video of Jaime Lannister from GOT spoiler warning, it describes very well that no one is all perfect & no one is all worse.

One consideration to keep in mind is that Utopia vs. Dystopia often depends on your place in society. Every utopia is built on the backs of a disposable workforce and all that.

Only a Sith deals in absolute

Looking back we've come a long way, but we're lightyears from reaching "Utopia" status. I wonder if you can call a society a Utopia (suppose it checks all the boxes, think of something like The Culture from Iain Banks) if in-equality and suffering of millions is what got you there.

If I would have to bet money on where we're headed, I would put it all on Dystopia.

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