What comes to mind when you think of a dystopian universe? is it Dali-esque surrealist landscapes or is it a more realistic world like ‘The Handmaidens Tale.’ Well, according to the late Brtish academic and cultural theorist Mark Fisher, we are already living in a present-day dystopia and folks – it is very boring.
The term ‘boring dystopia’ was coined by Fisher in 2015 and refers to the subliminal coercion that abounds in a capitalist society. So subtle, in fact, that unless you’re looking you might not realize its happening. Charlie Booker’s Black Mirror is the closest fantasy depiction of this theory, with his episodes questioning how far is too far when it comes to our evolving technology.
However, for real-life examples of this theory look no further than the sub-Reddit titled ‘A Boring Dystopia,’ which is dedicated to sharing images that are disturbingly unassuming. From the poster that reads “Sleep deprivation is your drug of choice. You might be a doer,” or a bus passing by with bold black letters stating, “You don’t need therapy you just need a new car,” the following photos may make you question everything.
Scroll down below to see the Orwellian thread of signs!
#1 Peak Bureaucracy (Happened In Toronto)
#2 How To Advertise To Millennials
#3 Boring Dystopia
#4 You Must Be Noteworthy To Take A Selfie At This Spot
#5 I Guess We Just Have To Get Used To This
#6 Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes
#7 The Only Way To Live
#8 Healthcare Described In One Picture
#9 Look At All That Freedom
#10 You Get 3 Minutes
#12 “How Can We Decorate Our Lobby To Look Refined While Still Being Utterly Devoid Of Character?”
#13 Boring Dystopia
#14 Kurt Cobain Was Not Diagnosed With A Mental Illness And Leave A Suicide Note For It To Be Turned Into A Fashion Trend
#15 Quick Reminder That We’ve Been At War For 17 Years. Sure, People Are Sent To Fight And Die Every Day, But It’s Just Old News, Right?
#16 American Airlines Announces Pay Raises For Pilots And Flight Attendants, And Investors Balk
#17 Mass Shootings Are Now So Frequent That President Trump Just Copies-And-Pastes His Condolences
#18 Trump’s Official Survey Doesn’t Include Any Negative Response Options
#19 Education For Your Kids? Not Important. Buy Our Expensive Car Instead
#20 Teaching Kids To Read Via Logos
#22 Liquidation Sale
#23 Plastic, As God Made It
#24 Totally Normal And Fine
#25 S**t Like This Just Happens Constantly Now
#26 Gun Show This Weekend
#27 Teachers Gifted Supplies For Their Classrooms …on A Talk Show
#28 Late Stage Capitalism
#29 Be Happy
#30 They Love It!
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