When There’s No Place to Call Home

My definition of dystopian would go, “Dystopia is a controlled world full of rules and unfair to no rights for its citizens.” In a world where your every movement is being captured and watched. A world where your life is restricted and your career is chosen for you. Any human right you have is no longer. Whatever site you access on your phone, they know. How many kids you have, they will know, but don’t fall into the trap of having one too many, or you’ll end up in a situation like from the movie What Happened to Monday. A dystopian society, to me, is almost like a simulated world. It is a forceful situation so bad that it does not seem real. The sad thing about living in a world like this is that sometimes that’s all you ever know. You know nothing outside what you’ve been told and exposed to since you were born. Living in a dystopian society, the government or ruler will control you; everything you do will be monitored. The people are treated inhumanely with no sense of privacy, so can you call a place like this home?

In the movie coded bias, I learned how some parts of the world are already adapting the idea of a dystopian society by adding surveillance videos and face scanning. The downside to these facial scannings is misidentifying people and marking them as targets when they are not one. They claim they are taking these measures for the greater good, but it’s doing the opposite. The citizens feel like their privacy has been invaded and their rights have been violated. When these practices reached, the United States people brought it to the government’s attention on how we need to put laws into place now, so citizens’ rights do not get violated.

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