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17th Jan '17 11:17:24 PM FordPrefect
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** ''Lord of the World'' by Robert Hugh Benson

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** ''Lord The 1907 novel ''The Lord of the World'' by Msgr. Robert Hugh BensonBenson shows Western civilization as having turned into a socialist, technologically-advanced society that persecutes those still clinging to religion and individualism, and attempts to stamp out Christianity once and for all. This is brought to a head with the arising of the Anti-Christ...



* The 1907 novel ''The Lord of the World'' by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson shows Western civilization as having turned into a socialist, technologically-advanced society that persecutes those still clinging to religion and individualism, and attempts to stamp out Christianity once and for all. This is brought to a head with the arising of the Anti-Christ...
17th Jan '17 11:15:11 PM FordPrefect
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* The late Creator/OctaviaButler's books ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' and ''Parable of the Talents'' are this. They are America in the 2020's and 2030's respectively(the books were written in the 90's). People are sold into slavery by the police, given dog collar-like things, and every city is a WretchedHive.

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* The late Creator/OctaviaButler's books ''Literature/ParableOfTheSower'' and ''Parable of the Talents'' are this. They are America in the 2020's and 2030's respectively(the respectively (the books were written in the 90's). People are sold into slavery by the police, given dog collar-like things, and every city is a WretchedHive.
17th Jan '17 11:11:23 PM FordPrefect
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The Computer is quite insane and utterly paranoid, and rules with an iron fist, society being organized in a hierarchy of security clearances based on the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience colors of the rainbow]][[note]]Infrared and Ultraviolet are represented by black and white, respectively. Rumors of a Gamma Clearance are treason.[[/note]] and supported by swarms of robots, omnipresent surveillance and an endless bureaucracy. Players are Red-level Troubleshooters, whose job is to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin find trouble and shoot it]], and whose main targets are traitors, Communists and other members of secret societies, as well as unregistered mutants and Commie Mutant Traitors.\\

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The Computer is quite insane and utterly paranoid, and rules with an iron fist, society being organized in a hierarchy of security clearances based on the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience colors of the rainbow]][[note]]Infrared and Ultraviolet are represented by black and white, respectively. Rumors of a Gamma Clearance are treason.[[/note]] and supported by swarms of robots, omnipresent surveillance and an endless bureaucracy. Players are Red-level Troubleshooters, whose job is to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin find trouble and shoot it]], and whose main targets are traitors, Communists and other members of secret societies, as well as unregistered mutants and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Commie Mutant Traitors.Traitors]].\\
8th Jan '17 12:58:34 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''. The future setting appears at first to be a filthy, crowded, cruel dystopia. As the story progresses, though, it becomes clear that they're dealing with essentially the same issues we deal with today, just with the volume turned up by technology and increased population. Furthermore, some of the modern world's problems have been defeated; pollution has ceased to be an issue for example, though in Spider's childhood it apparently still was a severe threat. The subversion is further driven home by the protagonist's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ultimately optimistic nature]]. There's even a Christmas special where he explicitly states that things tend to be better in the future.

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* Subverted in ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''.''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''. The future setting appears at first to be a filthy, crowded, cruel dystopia. As the story progresses, though, it becomes clear that they're dealing with essentially the same issues we deal with today, just with the volume turned up by technology and increased population. Furthermore, some of the modern world's problems have been defeated; pollution has ceased to be an issue for example, though in Spider's childhood it apparently still was a severe threat. The subversion is further driven home by the protagonist's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ultimately optimistic nature]]. There's even a Christmas special where he explicitly states that things tend to be better in the future.
2nd Jan '17 3:05:40 PM Crino37
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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' is anthology series which the main theme of the episodes being the nasty consequences caused by the use of technology, so most of the episodes set in the future would somewhat count, but the most notable example is in the episode Fifteen Million Merits, where people live underground, having to ride exercise bycicles to generate energy and television literally rules the society.

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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' is anthology series which the main theme of the episodes being the nasty consequences caused by the use of technology, so most of the episodes set in the future would somewhat count, but the most notable example is in the episode Fifteen Million Merits, where people live underground, having to ride exercise bycicles to generate energy and energy, while television literally rules the society.
2nd Jan '17 3:04:30 PM Crino37
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''Series/BlackMirror'' is anthology series which the main theme of the episodes being the nasty consequences caused by the use of technology, so most of the episodes set in the future would somewhat count, but the most notable example is in the episode Fifteen Million Merits, where people live underground, having to ride exercise bycicles to generate energy and television literally rules the society.

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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' is anthology series which the main theme of the episodes being the nasty consequences caused by the use of technology, so most of the episodes set in the future would somewhat count, but the most notable example is in the episode Fifteen Million Merits, where people live underground, having to ride exercise bycicles to generate energy and television literally rules the society.
2nd Jan '17 3:03:50 PM Crino37
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''Series/BlackMirror'' features some examples:
** The most notable is the one seen in "Fifteen Million Merits" where the entire society lives underground, everybody was to work pedaling bycicles to generate energy (while fat people are considered pariah and forced to work as cleaners) and to sleep in cells and forced to watch adds. Besides that, a TV Talent Show seems to literally rule said society.
** Another notable example is in the episode "Nosedive", which features a [[CrapsaccharineWorld crapsaccarine]] dystopia where the currency and the social status of the citizens is literally defined by ratings in a social media, which means that everything you does is judged by everyone else around you and those judgements can affect your life in serious ways.

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''Series/BlackMirror'' features some examples:
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27th Dec '16 12:19:55 PM Crino37
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* Due to it's main theme, the TV series ''Series/BlackMirror'' features some examples. The most notable is the one seen in "Fifteen Million Merits" where the entire society lives underground, everybody was to work pedaling bycicles to generate energy (while fat people are considered pariah and forced to work as cleaners) and to sleep in cells and forced to watch adds. Besides that, a TV Talent Show seems to literally rule said society.

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* Due to it's main theme, the TV series ''Series/BlackMirror'' features some examples. examples:
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The most notable is the one seen in "Fifteen Million Merits" where the entire society lives underground, everybody was to work pedaling bycicles to generate energy (while fat people are considered pariah and forced to work as cleaners) and to sleep in cells and forced to watch adds. Besides that, a TV Talent Show seems to literally rule said society.
27th Dec '16 12:18:55 PM Crino37
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* Due to it's main theme, the TV series ''Series/BlackMirror'' features some examples. The most notable is the one seen in "Fifteen Million Merits" where the entire society lives underground, everybody was to work pedaling bycicles to generate energy (while fat people are considered pariah and forced to work as cleaners) and to sleep in cells and forced to watch adds. Besides that, a TV Talent Show seems to literally rule said society.
** Another notable example is in the episode "Nosedive", which features a [[CrapsaccharineWorld crapsaccarine]] dystopia where the currency and the social status of the citizens is literally defined by ratings in a social media, which means that everything you does is judged by everyone else around you and those judgements can affect your life in serious ways.
4th Dec '16 7:30:54 PM HBICece
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* On Halloween 2016 for the holiday and to encourage everyone to vote, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' broadcast an episode [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture from Halloween 2020]], where Donald Trump is president. In this future Iceland has been nuked ("because that's where ISIS come from obviously"), the dollar's value has collapsed to the point where Trevor eats it as food rather than spending it, women must wear a device on their arm that gives their "hotness" rating (with their rights being determined by their rating), the US government regularly holds ''yard sales'' to pay the bills, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking comedy has been banned]], among other things (and, for some reason Trever's pirate broadcast has ad breaks). All the while, Trevor begs the viewers to go vote in the election. It's just as dark (and ridiculous) as it sounds.

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* On Halloween 2016 for the holiday and to encourage everyone to vote, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' broadcast an episode [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture from Halloween 2020]], where [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Donald Trump is president. president.]] In this future Iceland has been nuked ("because that's where ISIS come from obviously"), the dollar's value has collapsed to the point where Trevor eats it as food rather than spending it, women must wear a device on their arm that gives their "hotness" rating (with their rights being determined by their rating), the US government regularly holds ''yard sales'' to pay the bills, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking comedy has been banned]], among other things (and, for some reason Trever's pirate broadcast has ad breaks). All the while, Trevor begs the viewers to go vote in the election. It's just as dark (and ridiculous) as it sounds.
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