Challenge #02313-F123: Paradise Cracked

Our Utopia is the Dystopia of the Future. -- Anon Guest

There is no such thing as a perfect world. We try to imagine them, but our present shapes the future we envision. The writer of the first such utopian fiction couldn't imagine a perfect world without slavery. Others in later eras and other cultures could only imagine rugged individualism as saving the day, instead of steadily ruining the country.

Some didn't get much further past, No hunger, no greed, and all the children know how to read.

For every perfect world, there is a downside. For every one with their head in the clouds, ten labour with their feet in the mud. Resources have to come from somewhere and there is always something that cleverly-engineered machines can not do. Even if it is fixing the cleverly-engineered machines.

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