Bergerud’s Law states:
Utopian politics always fail, always do damage, and are always incoherent.
This pungent assessment of Utopian politics reminds me of the quintessential Utopian technology: the flying car.
The trouble with flying cars is, if the engine stalls, then you’re in tons of metal falling out of the sky. Hard pass! The only way a flying car works, as more than a toy for exurbanites with too much money, is if its levity does not require continuous power. So, either a bulky zeppelin that’ll blow away in a stiff breeze, or you forge its frame out of upsidaisium.
To magnify the utopian effect, why not a flying car, made mostly of upsidaisium... and graphene... that’s also self-driving? By a quantum computer? That runs an AI? And it’s on the Internet of Things! And it’s powered by cold fusion! Put all of the most ambitious not-yet-successful tech into one device!
It’s manufactured by a sea-steading anarcho-capitalist intentional community. They accept payment only in bitcoin.
I welcome suggestions for further utopian improvements. What could possibly go wrong?