Lethal autonomous weapon systems, drones and robots acting without human supervision, are basic aspects and components of dystopian fiction. A closer look at the real historical development, the background and the progress of these systems as well as the critics of these technologies.
Pushed by Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other big companies new connected Smart Home Devices are among the biggest technological trends in 2018. Planet Dystopia takes a look on their features, potential for misuse & the implications for future societal developments.
One month Planet Dystopia – review and preview, what was and what will be. Collection of ideas for the future and dystopian greetings at the end of the year.
The Tower of Babylon / Tower of Babel as inspiration & template for various cultural urban-dystopian media works. The article includes historical context, various cinematic examples and much more.
In-depth analysis of the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong, its reception and inspiration for fictional dystopian cultural medias as well as a view on the historical context and its urban developments.
Definition & Overview of Cyberpunk – From the etymological origins, via the common themes and cultural media works of the genre to the various offshoots like Steampunk and the associated lifestyles.
Definitions are a nice thing – the attempt to find a clear and precise interpretation of a concept or a mental unit. This also applies to the main topic of this page and of the media I’m reviewing, the term Dystopia.