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> Utopia in Shadowrun, What would it be like?
emo samurai
post Jun 1 2006, 07:29 AM
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I know all about the gated "This is our paradigm" communities; where everyone pretty much thinks the same things and follows the same ideas. Wicca covens, corporate arcologies, Native American villages, etc. To each ideology its police state. But what would a true utopia that solves all the problems present in Shadowrun, the lack of intra-communal diversity contrasting with inter-communal diversity, the gaps between rich and poor, the prevalence of the black market, the tendency of large groups to assimilate smaller ones?
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post Jun 1 2006, 07:31 AM
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post Jun 1 2006, 07:42 AM
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I say the Matrix.

Everyone is hooked up to a machine that provides them a simulated VR world.

But they're happy.

So whose fooling who?

;-)
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The ubbergeek
post Jun 1 2006, 07:49 AM
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The thing is, as they iromised... All good dreams (and they are still a lot), all ideals, all the better world speak, etc... All end up corrupted and fades into a banal, worthless reality, so to speak.

At best, the lesser evil....
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Calvin Hobbes
post Jun 1 2006, 01:53 PM
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Also, the matrix as a reality is only available to those who can afford it. Legally, you need a SIN to access the Matrix.
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post Jun 1 2006, 02:41 PM
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Eden:, scientists stumble upon a poweful site which has 4 rivers flowing from it, but cannot penetrate the barrier/gates. for some reason it will not show up on satellite (physical warp or is on a metaplane or Shangrila is discovered within a cave in ireland.

I think that Utopia would be on a metaplane, and accessed through a doorway/gate and based on some kind of mythology.
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post Jun 1 2006, 02:54 PM
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post Jun 1 2006, 03:02 PM
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Utopia is nowhere no more. Starting just before the dawn of 2060, it is visible from nearly everywhere in Seattle.

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post Jun 1 2006, 03:25 PM
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When the UB went down any chance at utopia was severely set back ;)
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post Jun 1 2006, 03:49 PM
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If only everyone were a mindless, survivalistic beast, then everyone would be happy.
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