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Each one of the four stories in this book presents a different dystopia.

Therefore they are totally independent and can be read in any order.


Mireya No Perdona

The target audience of this book is 15+
Four futures, four possible dystopic scenarios that do not fare well for our country.

Dystopia (from the Greek δυσ and τόπος, kakotopia, or anti-utopia) is a community or society that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of a utopia. Dehumanization, totalitarian governments, environmental disaster, war or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society often characterize dystopias.

To imagine these scenarios I just had to project the future following present day trends. Nothing changes, except that capital takes over completely under the lack of a need for labor. It is like in the old times. Labor can be bought, only that now they are not slaves, they are called robots. Under the rules of capitalism, winner takes all. Wealth accumulation is all-encompassing and even though there is enough for everybody, greed triumphs and there are no jobs and thus no money for the masses.


What can the masses do?
  Rebel, as in The War of the Classes?
  Become criminals, as in A Criminal with Ethics?
  Kill and be killed in an eternal useless war, as in The War that Saved the World?
  Or endure misery in concentration camps, as in Unendurable?

Our civilization is at a crossroad of unfathomable dimensions.

Productivity, and new technology, signal the opportunity of an economy of abundance.
  Productivity is raising, and it will increase even more when smarter computers and robots take over more and more jobs and they will produce more per employee. The era of scarcity is being replaced by an era of abundance. Soon it will be possible for everybody to have all they need, and after that it could very well be all they want.
  On the other hand, our economy is shifting into a no-holds barred capitalism. Capitalism is good, but just as water, too much is dangerous. Too much of anything is dangerous.
  Capitalism intrinsically acknowledges the value of capital over anything else. Under its principles, only profits and wealth accumulation are sensible. At the end, there will be only one. One person, or a group of persons will own everything. Oligarchies and monopolies will rule the land.

There will be few jobs, only well-educated geniuses will find a job and most people will be unemployed or underemployed.

These stories playout under these conditions. Four different scenarios depicting a flawed world order.

The starting point of these stories is different.

  War of the Classes starts in 2020, encompassing the tragic life of Xhengmei and Manuel, and lasts almost fifty years.
  The adventures of Mireya and Ben Delaney in A Criminal with Ethics take place in 2078.
  The War that Saved the World is in full swing in 2080, when Jarozlava and Tse start playing an active role.
  The suffering of Unendurable is set for 2099, when Ursula and Andrew meet inside a concentration camp.


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