As a reflection on the YKON World Game, the whys and wherefores of it, let’s draw a parallel between two radically different utopian visions. A comparison between their play tells a story of its own…
First utopian vision:
Thomas More is rather well-known writer of the book Utopia, a renowned book by itself. So I’ll skip the bio, and assume everyone has a handle of who and what I’m talking about. One anecdote on the man, though: More is less well-known as the protagonist of R. A. Lafferty’s whirlwind of a novel, Past Master, which happens to imply the consequences of utopias in a rather subversive fashion.