That many of us believe we are headed for a dystopic world seems clear from the fact that not a week goes by without a book, movie or cable TV series being put out depicting some new or rehashed variation on a dystopic theme. Visions of the future, dystopic or utopic, have ever haunted our imagination. Dystopia really came into its own mid 20th century with Huxley’s eugenic vision “Brave New World” (1931) and Orwell’s totalitarian nightmare “1984” published in 1949. Hitting its stride by mid-1960’s with Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove, followed by a succession of blockbuster disaster movies, the genre had come of age.

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