2017-07-01 09:48:58 UTC
Some people prefer fantasy over reality, and like to spend their free time immersing themselves in imaginary worlds. SF (speculative fiction) includes both science fiction, and fantasy, one which is usually set in a futuristic world, and the other which may be set in a medieval or historical world. Do SF writers and readers not care about the present, and want to fantasise about different times?
I am naturally sceptical of people claiming that life was much better in the distant past. Today, an ordinary person, living in developed world living standards, has better quality of life, than kings from five hundred years ago. Most people are better off living in the present, but unfortunately the world is under the grip of the global shadow government, which is hidden, opaque, and unaccountable. For some, the past means freedom from global communications and travel networks, which enables global tyranny. But, by living in the past, will we only end up substituting global for local tyranny?
The future holds promise for better quality of life, with advances in healthcare, computers, communications etc. I am again sceptical of those who have a dystopian vision of the future. As science and technology advances, they will amplify our ability to help or hurt the Earth. We also need to advance morally, to save our planet and species. I hope, a day will come, when there will be an open and accountable world government. We must not allow secretive local and global governments to take away our rights and freedoms.
I am unhappy with my present situation, where I am denied my basic rights by shadow governments. So I dream of a future, when I will be relatively free.
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"The only true freedom is to be found in death"