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Questions tagged [utopia]

For questions about society's best possible state, its components and consequences.

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What Motivates the Dead? [closed]

No brain eating zombies. I'm talking about something more akin to the afterlife. In the world of the dead, what would my motivations be? Assume a spiritual world where regular food is not required, ...
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Is a Utopia worth it? [closed]

In a far away future, when/where technology has erased scarcity, competition and poverty, what purpose does civilisation still have? Suppose a civilisation reaches a level at which it can harvest ...
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Getting rid of the corporations with cryptocurrency economy? [closed]

Can a zero corporations economy be managed within a fully cryptocurrency tech-economy? With no fee cryptos, can the total distribution of economic production be managed without the necessity of middle ...
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Dystopia vs Utopia - Possible to coincide? [closed]

Utopia within a Dystopian world? Or would this be a Utopia slowly diminishing into the state of being a Dystopia?......Hmmm Question Within a futuristic world overrun by another "intelligent" ...
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How quickly would society be able to transform into utopia if everyone worked together? [closed]

How far into the future would my story have to be set in order for cities to change into an entirely eco-friendly and eco-intertwined utopia? A gas is released in every major city that is able to ...
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How long would a utopia last until it would collapse?

My question is how long a utopia would last until the community inside of it consider it normal, or even get bratty about it? I'm starting to write a novel about a mega-building built to have the ...
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How would a government without drama work?

I am writing a story that takes place in a country that has developed a democratic-like government with a teensy little difference: All the political drama, cherry picking graphs, and narrow minded ...
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Would the principles of Stack Exchange work in a real-world utopia?

Following on from my previous utopia-based question (Could compulsory experience-sharing make a utopia actually work?), I'm wondering whether a website could ever be a utopia. Firstly, are there any ...
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Could compulsory experience-sharing make a utopia actually work?

Utopias and utopian ideals are abundant in fiction, but they're often either fuzzily-explained or not actually functioning utopias. As a premise, I was wondering if some mode of compelling people to ...
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Post Scarcity Currency

BACKGROUND: So Futurestan, that most curious of nations established in the far far away, has created a post scarcity utopia where everyone definitely has enough food and it is always summer (snow is ...
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How to ensure stagnation of population figures without slaying inhabitants?

In my world, there rules a wise government that maintains an Utopia that was created centuries ago. This Utopia was founded by elders that left earth because they felt Earth decayed through wars, ...
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Creating a brand new society [closed]

In my world, a group of scientists decide that they have had enough of the current world. They decide that it's too late to fix the current system, so they set out to start a new one from scratch. ...
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What would the perfect digital government look like? [closed]

If there was some form of government which actually ended the power struggle on Earth, and provided equal access to resources and information for everyone, and which could be managed completely by its ...
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Killing All Seagulls With Minimal Effort and Repercusions [closed]

You read the title. I want them gone.
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Warrior caste in an utopian society: what would keep them peaceful for centuries?

There is an Earth-like planet with human-like inhabitants. After almost destroying the ecosystem with weapons of mass destruction, toxic waste and such, the civilization changed to survive and an ...
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How would a society with both Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-four themes tie together? [closed]

I read Nineteen Eighty-four and became obsessed with it for a while, due to its deep philosophical concepts, and the dim outlook stuck with me for a long while. Admittedly, I also read Brave New World,...
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Nano robots and unlimited energy based era of abundance, how would it change society? [closed]

I believe that the combination of those two futuristic technology described below would allow us to live in an utopian world where scarcity is a thing of the past. I m really wondering how it would ...
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In the future, how would a cybernetic implant work?

Athena is a young woman living in the year 2028. Smartphones are long gone and technology has evolved to a point where its bio-compatible. Athena might have several implants, for example one from a ...
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How would humans evolve on a planet with over-abundant resources and few predators? [closed]

So for the sake of the question, these are pre-agriculture humans on a planet with an abundance of fast-growing low-lying fruit-bearing plants for gathering, animals that are slow and tasty, clean ...
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What would a galactic Empire based off Plato's Utopia (from his “Republic” and “Laws”) be like?

What would a galactic Empire based off Plato's Utopia be like? The government of Plato's Utopia was designed for a city-state at the time of the Bronze Age. But what if you upscale it to a galactic ...
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Is this method of controlling population feasible in the contemporary world? [closed]

We all know the threats of the ever increasing population oh humans on earth. Increasing food demands, encoachment, increasing population density of cities, poverty etc. are the problems associated ...
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Is Honesty always the best policy? What could go wrong if a society valued honesty over every other virtue?

Let's say you have a culture which is pretty much like ours, except honesty is the highest virtue. In particular, being honest about something is always better than being dishonest, no matter the ...
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Would capitalism become sustainable, if rich people would be able to transfer their minds into others before they die and therefore become immortal? [closed]

Would capitalism become sustainable --- in reagards to the protection of the environment --- if rich people would be able to transfer their minds into others before they die and therefore become ...
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How would Economy change with the rise of a Utopian era?

Lets say that 10,000 years from now we've figured out how to harness massive energy, from stars for example, and have powerful software and machines which do all unwanted tasks. We've figured out how ...