dystopia

12.7.18

We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.

10.16.18

I Don't Care if This Robot Dog Can Dance, It Will Still Kill Us All

Don't let its cute new moves fool you.

7.9.18

Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.

6.16.18

What It's Really Like Working for Elon Musk During Tesla Layoffs

It's not actually scary because it's all part of changing the world—and the boss knows what he's doing, right?

4.12.18

Hanging Out With the Followers of Indonesia's Self-Proclaimed Doomsday Prophet

The world is going to end. It's bad news for most of us, but, for a select few, a ride on a UFO to a new Earth awaits.

4.9.18

VICE Magazine's Dystopia and Utopia Issue Is Now Online

Our first quarterly issue features unseen work from photo legend Roger Ballen, investigates gun violence and trauma in New Orleans, taste tests food for the apocalypse, teaches you how to build your own time capsule, and much more.

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3.28.18

Things Aren't Going So Well in Gilead in the New 'Handmaid's Tale' Trailer

We've got labor camps, people being weighed down in pools, a bunch of Handmaids on the gallows, and Aunt Lydia got hold of a microphone.

12.6.17

The Fourth Season of 'Black Mirror' Finally Has a Release Date

Ring in the New Year with a horrifying new season of Charlie Brooker's sci-fi anthology series.

6.15.17

Get Ready for a 'Black Mirror' Book Series

Creator Charlie Brooker is bringing a slew of original, dystopian stories to a "high-tech 'paper' format."

6.1.17

This Dystopian Novel Turns the South Island Into Disturbing Farm Prisons

We spoke to Wellington author Rhydian Thomas about critiquing New Zealand politics and fetishising cows in his first book.

10.26.16

We Spoke to Charlie Brooker About 'Black Mirror,' Fear, and the Future of Satire

The creator of the acclaimed Netflix series says he isn't anti-technology, just worried about everything.