Unchallenging world vision

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Limited development vision
Unimaginative future planning
Unimaginative vision of the world's future
Inadequate models of an ideal society
Lack of utopian vision
Distopic society
Fragmented utopian projects

Utopia and the present social order have a dialectical relationship. Utopia summarizes what has not been done or consummated, and that makes a given order that needs to be broken out of. As such it promotes changes leading to a new order, which in turn would promote further utopian visions. Humanity is in the paradoxical situation of living in a time when it is recognized that utopia is possible. The knowledge, the technological power, and the human resources are available. What is lacking is the essential confidence to undertake the utopian project. This crisis explains the gap between specific activities, such as politics and economics, and ethics and feelings; the dissociation between abstract knowledge and human feelings; the dissociation between what is done, and what is considered ought to be done. The times can be characterized by lack of utopian vision. A distopic society is one without a utopian project. In distopic societies integral personal fulfillment is limited, and there are divisions between persons due to the satisfaction of false needs and the lack of satisfaction of genuine needs.


Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
21.12.2017 – 17:47 CET