The Dystopian in Utopia – Imagining the Unimaginable Future

I’d like to preempt this piece with a quick narrative to explain it – first, this piece is complex and may require several readings to fully grasp the direction it’s taking.  Our world changes at a speed which none can master, nor explain, and with so many pieces in constant motion, it’s easy to lose sight of who we are or want to be.  This global force of change is often known as “the machine,” an all-encompassing compilation of all forces with seemingly one goal; to control everyone using a forced conformity.  You, as the reader, are the protagonist in this short but intense immersion into the vacuum of rapid technological change.  Many of the issues that are dividing mankind are part of this force, and it doesn’t matter which side of which issue you find yourself on, it’s the fact that we are letting the issues divide us that really matters.  It’s our differences which define us as people, but it’s our ability to rise above those differences and be the master of technology as opposed to the slaves which makes us human beings.  Enjoy, comment, and if necessary, ask questions about the work in the comment section.

A focused preoccupation with dystopian allegations

Teetering on the precipice of apocalyptic machinations

Combinations of speculations, fictions, and imaginations

Setting the stage for the protagonist’s different directions

Meanwhile the narrative and terms inject multiple confusions


Propaganda, censorship, militarization, and oppression

All-pervasive methodologies for population division

Problematic social and political practices plus overpopulation

Ecotopian versions of climate changing or data manipulation

Significant declines in non-conforming education


Technological advances driving additional mechanization

Touchpads, keyboards, computer chips, and automation

Rules, guidelines, operating procedures and regulations

Checked, doubled checked, offering everyone overprotection

Production overriding, resource depletion, ignoring conservation


Proprietary self-governance traded for totalitarian capitulation

Feminism, racism, xenophobia, zealotry, and reduced reproduction

Destruction of former definitions, exchanged for new dispositions

Common sense and fantasy, individualism and new creations

Gender non-conforming, surrendering, disguising future implications


Disciplines of science undergoing political reclassification

Psychiatric alienation, parthenogenetic reproduction

Nuclear epimutations, abiogenic hypothecation

Fundamentalist interpretations, pure speculation

Witchcraft, voodoo, astral projection, and divine intervention


Hermeticism, occultism, mentalism, the new ossification

Complacency, obedience, and silence the emerging foundation

Corresponding psychic vibrations explained as a natural extension

Catastrophic coincidences ignored as simple aberration

Bodies, minds, physical interpretations subject to initiation


Quantum mechanics, quantum cognition and parallel comparisons

A prostrated focusing on the speed of emerging information

Nanotechnology, augmented realities, fused to our positions

Robots rising fueled by deep space solar energy connections

Antibodies, antimatter, lunar travel, and quantum teleportation


Utopian expectations undeveloped by human differentiation

Nonsensical ambiguities plague the attempted conformation

Similarities are the expectation all else subject to suspicion

Differences were something once praised in celebration

Humankind must resist surrendering to global politicization


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I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

6 thoughts on “The Dystopian in Utopia – Imagining the Unimaginable Future

  • February 1, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Yes! the “narrative and terms inject multiple confusions” – what a confusing world we live in. This is great work with thoughts to really ponder on, Ralph. Stanza five really intrigues me (well it all does), for I often turn to “Witchcraft, voodoo, astral projection, and divine intervention” when deeply pondering on a subject or issue, such as “Psychiatric alienation, parthenogenic reproduction” – can you discuss and clarify the first term and give your thoughts on the second term? “parthenogenic reproduction” is a scary thing to think about, for it would take love, the most needed and blessed gift in life, away from relationships – in fact would eliminate many relationships. Interesting stuff. Your last line in last stanza is encouraging and well stated.

    Well done Ralph!

  • February 1, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    psychiatric alienation – the feeling of being alone but understanding that you are alone, almost clinical understanding but without the ability to change anything due to the vacuum surrounding yourself.

    As far as the parthenogenetic reproduction reference, it seems to be where the world might be heading with all the talk of a genderless society – the only way we could see the human race continue is to somehow evolve into something akin to asexual reproduction

    • February 1, 2017 at 2:04 PM

      Thanks, Ralph. Okay, the psychiatric alienation makes sense, I understand that. On parthenogenetic reproduction: sadly, this may be true as the only way to see the human race survive. If that ever comes round, the evil could create a whole society of warring terrorists. On the positive side, we could create a whole society of warriors to take the terrorists down. I would not argue with a whole race of pagans and nature lovers. 🙂

  • February 1, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    I’d certainly be open to returning to the old ways – paganism might sound barbaric to many people, but it’s founded in solid principles like family, honor, devotion, and taking care of the world around us. We just need to convert those social justice warriors one person at a time!

  • February 1, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    A complex narrative Ralph, well structured and so much to consider. The fact is that technology forces us in directions we don’t completely understand, or perhaps are ready for. The bottom line is it has and continues to divide us on many levels, and that alone is much cause for concern. The sadness is that in complying and moving along with technologies, we may so easily lose the fundamentals, the very purpose and joy of living. Such a well written and thought-provoking piece Ralph. Kudos.


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