As a science fiction (SF) fan, partial to dystopian SF, and writer, I would have a great novel on my hands if this weren’t simply the way things are.
How to create a real-world dystopia:
- Identify “privilege” as “achievement” using a mechanism that you label “scientific” and “standard.”
- Use “achievement” to create the authority class.
Sounds easy, but some may call this outlandish. So let me offer a visual:
And for those who enjoy the power of the word, let me offer this:
Dystopias are hard to see when you live in one—just as fish have no idea what “water” means.