The most dystopian thing I’ve ever seen

sunset

According to the Daily Mail, “the smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city’s natural light-starved masses have begun flocking to huge digital commercial television screens across the city to observe virtual sunrises.”

Ahh, the joy of taking a selfie in Beijing with a bandana or gas mask over your face:

selfies

I’m not a big fan of science fiction, but I recently read a fantastic book in that genre called Wool by Hugh Howey.  I don’t want to provide any spoilers, so let me just say that the sunset video reminded me a lot of the book.  And that is terrifying.  If life continues to imitate fiction, I wonder how long before the PRC starts sending prisoners to scrub the video screens?

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