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Blind in Utopia

Thinking anew about Utopia -- I wonder if there are Utopian schemes that can accommodate people with impairments.  I am sure there are Utopias where impairments are fixed; and there are dystopias where perfect bodies are required and those who don;t measure up are disposed of.  But what about Utopias where impairments are accepted and dealt wisely with?


Feb. 9th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
"The Persistence of Vision" by John Varley?
Feb. 9th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Ah yes. That was one I've considered before, but I couldn't remember the name or the other. Thanks. It's good except that it can't really offer a model of a good society for all -- or maybe it does.
Feb. 10th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
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It thinks it offers a model.
Ted Chiang [myopenid.com]
Feb. 10th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
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But at the end of "Persistence of Vision," the protagonist loses his sight and hearing to more fully partake in the community. I think that might qualify it as a Utopian society where impairments -- sight and hearing -- are fixed.
Feb. 9th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
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beat me to it