Moonwalking Towards Utopia: The Appeal of Progenitor Civilizations


“If you actually succeed in creating a utopia, you’ve created a world without conflict, in which everything is perfect. And if there’s no conflict, there are no stories worth telling – or reading!” – Veronica Roth

Utopia ain't all its cracked up to be. Utopia ain’t all its cracked up to be.

A bunch of Neanderthals sitting around a fire jumping at shadows were primarily concerned with not being eaten by something fast and fanged.  No doubt, one day the caveman with the biggest cranium cast his gaze about and dared to say, “I have a dream”, outlining his bold utopian vision of building a fence around the encampment that would keep the wolves at bay and let everyone get a good night’s sleep.  One of the charming qualities of sentience is the ability to envision a better future for our species, and we’ve been strategizing on how to achieve that goal ever since we knapped our first…

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