In this week’s podcast we evaluate the relative plausibility of four dystopias commonly seen in science fiction: Post-Apocalypse, Alien/AI Oppression, Boot-in-the-Face, and Brave New World. These are all fun settings for exciting stories, but which makes the most sense from the perspective of speculation?
- Aldous Huxley’s Letter to George Orwell
- Decline of Scarcity Article: A Dystopia Based on Pleasure and Manipulation is More Likely than One Based on Pain and Repression
- Wikipedia’s List of Dystopian Films