It’s funny. I find dystopias fundamentally boring. I was thinking about stuff, as one does. And I went…

It's funny. I find dystopias fundamentally boring. I was thinking about stuff, as one does. And I went from thinking about the current state of things to thinking about a work of science fiction where people were born into predetermined neurotypes, and those neurotypes were a fixed statistical percentage of the population, with strongly encouraged or even required professions for them to occupy. This somewhat ambiguous society would of course be built on the ashes of a true dystopia that had tried for a single neurotype, before discovering (through exciting trauma) that a lot of things currently classified as 'mental disorders' are actually important to the development and survival of humanity, when properly channeled and not allowed to get out of control.

The current trend in fiction would be to write about the true dystopia and how it fell apart. But when I think about that it just seems so boring and obviously doomed to fall apart, where would the tension come from? But I guess that's true of most dystopic fiction (unless the doom is it will never fall apart and instead will crush the face of humanity forever).

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