Is Utopia the Answer?

The mere concept of imagining improvement in our overall situations, or maybe even a particularly stressful one, is a great motivation to figure out how things can actually get better. In contexts outside of dystopian literature, many innovations are made out of convenience. When someone finds a task a bit Continue reading

Is Utopia the Answer?

The writer Kim Stanley Robinson says, “It’s crucial to keep imagining that things could get better, and furthermore to imagine how they might get better.” Do you agree? Is utopian thinking the key to overcoming dystopia? Consider the definitions carefully. I agree with Stanley. I think it is so important to keep Continue reading

The Key

When examining the definition of an utopia, “an imaginary community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its members” it describes a world that has no flaws. No need for government, no crime, no injustice. These are all dreams that many historical leaders have set out Continue reading

Utopian Thinking

The entire time we have been talking about Utopias in this class I’ve been one of the people saying that it isn’t obtainable. I have now hit a stump because after learning more about Kim Stanley Robinson and the term Utopian thinking, I realized I think in this way. I’m Continue reading