Dystopia Part Three: The Finale

Let us wrap this up nice and quickly…

Dystopia is a pretty daunting word; it suggests absolute chaos and misery, a world full of death and no hope. But think about it for a minute; would you really want a ‘Utopia’? Would you really want a world where everything and everyone in it was perfect? I know I wouldn’t. The world is rapidly advancing and I for one am so excited to see where these new advances take us as a species. Sure we might have corporations owning everything but without these companies; Apple for one, we would be further behind than we currently are. Without having these (for lack of a better word) geniuses, at the helm of our technological world, where would we be? These people are those that need to push us forward in to tomorrow. And they’re doing it. Fast.

I started this little mini blog series as a way of finding out for myself whether or not we are actually entering a Dystopian age. But so far I have come the conclusion that a dytsopian future isn’t necessarily the disaster that it is often made out to be. Maybe the word ‘Dystopia’ can have connotations of other things other than apocalypse, or post-nuclear war; things that we associate with the end of the world. Because dystopia isn’t the end of the world; it’s simply a world in which we have fallen, and we need to pick ourselves back up. I believe that we can create new meanings for this word; as we are never realistically going to have a Utopia (which I have decided would be boring and useless) it needs to stand alone as a word that describes the ‘real future’, because that’s what it is. We aren’t looking forward in to a Utopian future; we’re looking forward to a Dystopian future and that’s okay, because that’s reality.

I think that’s exactly how i’m going to refer to a ‘dystopian’ future whenever someone begins to talk about how horrible it is. It’s reality; and however much some films try and make it the worse thing that could possibly happen; they never pretend to make it anything but a realistic foreshadowing of the future.

But you know what, i’ve just realised something; why do I keep refering to this period in our history as the future? We’re very much in it, right now. The future that we should be looking to is something much more exciting than our current perceptions of what ‘future’ is. I’m talking flying cars and USS Enterprises.

But what about YOU, what do you think of the word ‘Dystopia’?

Leave a comment and tell me!

 

Until next time…

 

BYE!

 

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The Comb is a platform for inspiring search and discovery.’

Apps like this are an absolute saviour when searching for clothes. The whole idea of simply being able to snap a picture of something you like and get that exact match and so many more options of things similar to it, is incredible. I recently snapped a picture of a simply striped white/blue rugby jumper and the results that I got back in return were amazing!

There are a few different versions of this form of App and I have tried most of them. Unfortunately none of them had actually performed in the way that I had expected them to. I downloaded Comb and it was different. For one, it worked; there were no real issues with the way the App handled its primary job; which is to find other items like yours. Secondly it provided me with items that I could actually afford. I’d tried Apps that had been recommended to me via friends or internet personalities, but when I sent the image through I would get in return a list of £500 T-Shirts or £3000 coats. That’s not what I want. What I want is great style, at prices that I can afford. Comb is the perfect App for those of you who are, lets say, picky with your choice of clothing but want a wider range of what you love; gives great style at great prices and is amazingly simple to use.

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