The world is changing. Groups and governments are jockeying for control. These links explore real-world examples of dystopian ideas.
“After an emergency alert of a ballistic missile threat left people “crying and screaming” in Hawaii on Saturday, emergency officials confirmed that the message was sent in error and that no missile was headed for the island state.”
Testing for the real thing to see how people react? Or just a malcontent who “pushed the wrong button” twice?
What would you do if you saw this alert on your phone?
“Confucius Institutes teach a very particular, Beijing-approved version of Chinese culture and history: one that ignores concerns over human rights, for example, and teaches that Taiwan and Tibet indisputably belong to Mainland China. Take it from the aforementioned Li, who also said in 2009 that Confucius Institutes are an “important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up.” Critics also charge that the centers have led to a climate of self-censorship on campuses that play host to them.”
The powerhouse that is China continues its slow march toward dominating its competitors and enemies. Our love of political correctness could be our downfall.
What happens if China succeeds in their bid to install communism across the globe?
“It’s being imagined as the sort of place where garbage cans and recycling bins can keep track of when and how often they’re used, environmental probes can measure noise and pollution over time and cameras can collect data to model and improve the flow of cars, people, buses and bikes throughout the day.”
This goes well beyond traffic cameras. The info can be used to improve, but knowing human nature, how likely is that to happen?
How comfortable would you be living in a word that monitors your every move?
Is buying a house just a pipe dream? Concrete tubes just over eight feet wide, with a bench that turns into a bed, could be your solution
The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into ‘micro-homes’ with 100 square feet of living space.
A novel way of solving the housing-space crisis? Or a nudge toward creating a 1984-type society?
Could you live in a pipe if it had a bed, wifi, desk, fridge, storage, etc.?
Author: LC Champlin
About me: Writer, traveler, adventurer, prepper. Lover of all things Geek and Dark. INTJ. I share my experiences because they can help you adapt, advance, and achieve.
I write fiction because the characters in my head have too much attitude to stay in my skull, I want to see the world through different eyes, and I want to live life through different souls.