Utopias and Dystopias

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Chandler (2002) implies a highly negative view of technology from the outset by including the Dalek as an icon of the future. The machine is depicted as overcoming any positive human qualities of understanding, justice, compassion etcetera, as it seeks to impose its anti-humanistic control over the world/galaxy/universe.

Most people would recognise this as an extreme view of a technological future, and not necessarily valid except as a means of producing thrills in an audience.   Does the icon have value as a term in our discourse?

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