We live in the Digital Age. Technology is expanding faster than ever, and it is influencing society in a myriad of ways. Having a perspective of history is one thing, but being conscious of how history is being created today is another. The Dystopian Times aims to encourage reflection and debate on the ethics and politics of technology.

A “dystopia” is an imagined society that may appear attractive, but that is actually undesirable. They are used to highlight and criticise real-world political, social or technological issues. Many recent technological advances promise “progress” but whether these advances are good, bad, or somewhere in-between is up to debate.

How will Artificial Intelligence affect the way we live and work? Are we entering into a reality dominated by the virtual? What effects has technology had on our social and political world? These are the kinds of questions that will be explored here at the Dystopian Times.