ᵗᵉᶜʰⁿᵒˡᵒᵍʸ ᶦˢⁿ'ᵗ ᶦⁿʰᵉʳᵉⁿᵗˡʸ ᵇᵃᵈ ᵇᵘᵗ ᶦˢ ʷᵉᵃᵖᵒⁿᶦᶻᵉᵈ ᵇʸ ᵗʰᵉ ʳᵘˡᶦⁿᵍ ᶜˡᵃˢˢ ᵗᵒ ᵉˣᵖˡᵒᶦᵗ ᵉᵛᵉʳʸᵒⁿᵉ ᵃˢ ᵐᵘᶜʰ ᵃˢ ᵖᵒˢˢᶦᵇˡᵉ

modern tech dystopia fiction bothers me because it acts as if humanity is slapping itself silly for no reason, as if a very tiny group of people isn't becoming obscenely wealthy from invading our privacy and micromanaging our lives


science fiction without class analysis is worse than worthless.

@dankwraith Every single book is gonna have some bullshit or mistakes in it, scifi included. But the responsibility of scifi to at least try to get it right seems more profound. It's suggesting to people what to dream of.

If it doesn't at least allude honestly to what makes our world shitty now, then it's a pretty thin dream, verging on dangerous delusion.

@erosdiscordia @dankwraith
Dankwraith, what is it in particular you are hating on right now? I think the most recent tech dystopia I read was Rule 34 by Charles Stross. I don't recall any class analysis. I thought it was a perfectly good book.

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