An Example of a Dystopian Techno Future

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We have been asked to think of an example of a film in which technology is presented, either with a utopian or dystopian slant.

The Star Trek (STNG) franchise would seem to cover the whole spectrum of utopia to dystopia. Heavily techie in its focus, set on the utopian, highly democratic, accessible Enterprise against the backdrop of the Federation, the series (and the films) presents the possibility also of a technological horror: the Borg. Their message: you will be assimilated, and of course resistance is futile because the Borg do not care how much damage they sustain in pursuing their goals. There is always more tech and more resources to call on. The only thing the Enterprise crew have to fall back on is their humanity and courage in the end. (Though they do get a lot of help from Data, who is an android, craving humanity).

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