What comes to mind when you think of a dystopian universe? is it Dali-esque surrealist landscapes or is it a more realistic world like 'The Handmaidens Tale' or '1984.' Well, according to the late Brtish academic and cultural theorist Mark Fisher, we are already living in a present-day dystopian society and folks - it is very boring.

The term 'boring dystopia' was coined by Fisher in 2015 and refers to the subliminal coercion that abounds in a capitalist society. So subtle that unless you're looking, you might not realize these problems with society are actually already happening. Charlie Booker's Black Mirror is the closest fantasy depiction of this theory, with his episodes questioning how far is too far when it comes to our evolving technology and how close we are to the dystopian future.

However, for real-life examples of this theory, and social issues coming together with, it look no further than the sub-Reddit titled 'A Boring Dystopia,' which is dedicated to sharing images that are disturbingly unassuming. From the poster that reads "Sleep deprivation is your drug of choice. You might be a doer," or a bus passing by with bold black letters stating, "You don't need therapy you just need a new car," the following photos may make you question every society problem in a different light.

Scroll down below to see the Orwellian thread of signs on problems with the world!

#1

Peak Bureaucracy (Happened In Toronto)

Peak Bureaucracy (Happened In Toronto)

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Linda
Community Member
2 years ago

are you fucking kidding me..

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#2

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Tell you what...it's difficult to limit screen time for kids, but it's so very important.

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#3

I Guess We Just Have To Get Used To This

I Guess We Just Have To Get Used To This

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Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, this is sad. But it's a description of "Better safe than sorry"

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#4

Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes

Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

This is soooo bad I couldn't help but laught.

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#5

You Must Be Noteworthy To Take A Selfie At This Spot

You Must Be Noteworthy To Take A Selfie At This Spot

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nanashi
Community Member
2 years ago

IMO this is the most ridiculous thing on this list

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#6

Look At All That Freedom

Look At All That Freedom

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me Henry Ford "A customer can have a car painted any color he wants as long as it’s black”

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#7

The Only Way To Live

The Only Way To Live

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Lotte
Community Member
2 years ago

this is just sad

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#8

Healthcare Described In One Picture

Healthcare Described In One Picture

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Based on the ATM symbol ("bankomat" on yellow background with Raiffeisen logo) and the uniform of the paramedics it is from Croatia. The photo dates back to September 2016, and the Photographer's name is Sandra Krunic. The original title of this photo said something about American healthcare, which doesn't fit.

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#9

You Get 3 Minutes

You Get 3 Minutes

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

How will they bear all that philanthropy

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#10

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

This was actually done to combat theft near a rail yard where cargo from trains was being frequently stolen. This is a fantastic example of a person using social media to twist the facts to suit their own agenda.

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#11

"How Can We Decorate Our Lobby To Look Refined While Still Being Utterly Devoid Of Character?"

"How Can We Decorate Our Lobby To Look Refined While Still Being Utterly Devoid Of Character?"

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

And people who decided this didn't think that this would make a perfect joke?

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#12

"Anti-Homeless" Bench

"Anti-Homeless" Bench

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Maiun
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF!!!!?!

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#13

Quick Reminder That We've Been At War For 17 Years. Sure, People Are Sent To Fight And Die Every Day, But It's Just Old News, Right?

Quick Reminder That We've Been At War For 17 Years. Sure, People Are Sent To Fight And Die Every Day, But It's Just Old News, Right?

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r3dd3v1lL
Community Member
2 years ago

You've always been at war. The USA is a warmongering country. Does that even surprise anyone at this point?

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#14

Kurt Cobain Was Not Diagnosed With A Mental Illness And Leave A Suicide Note For It To Be Turned Into A Fashion Trend

Kurt Cobain Was Not Diagnosed With A Mental Illness And Leave A Suicide Note For It To Be Turned Into A Fashion Trend

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Me
Community Member
2 years ago

Welcome to hell

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#15

American Airlines Announces Pay Raises For Pilots And Flight Attendants, And Investors Balk

American Airlines Announces Pay Raises For Pilots And Flight Attendants, And Investors Balk

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Investors want to get all the money, while putting in none of the work. It's the workers' labor that creates value, which brings in the money. It makes sense they should be paid appropriately.

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#16

Mass Shootings Are Now So Frequent That President Trump Just Copies-And-Pastes His Condolences

 Mass Shootings Are Now So Frequent That President Trump Just Copies-And-Pastes His Condolences

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TheDivineMs.M
Community Member
2 years ago

THATS our president folks!

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#17

Education For Your Kids? Not Important. Buy Our Expensive Car Instead

Education For Your Kids? Not Important. Buy Our Expensive Car Instead

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

"We need cheap workforce in our factory in the future too!"

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#18

Trump's Official Survey Doesn't Include Any Negative Response Options

 Trump's Official Survey Doesn't Include Any Negative Response Options

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

other with a landslide

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#19

Teaching Kids To Read Via Logos

Teaching Kids To Read Via Logos

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r3dd3v1lL
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't know why but to me this seems to be more vulgar and immoral than the last porn movie I watched.

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#20

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Sollipop
Community Member
2 years ago

that's just sad

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
2 years ago

Why sad? What happend, happend and cannot be changed. But they can do something to help now.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

As seen in the dictionary under "Irony"

B. Clear
Community Member
2 years ago

They should be doing soo much more

Mylah Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

Doesn't sponsoring something mean bringing attention to fixing things and pouring money into it? These are the biggest companies in the world. If someone has to sponsor them to make things better, it may as well be the biggest companies with the most money right? I'm pretty sure that's more than nothing and will result in some help.

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C.C.
Community Member
2 years ago

That's the Aquarium in New Orleans. That sign was especially disturbing after the BP incident.

Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG! Deepwater Horizon someone? NO? Really? I going to take an Ibuprofen...

Wiz Allred
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, LOOK! A tank displaying the few they spared.

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

irony

Patricia Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

Just threw up a little in my mouth

Teh Bonz
Community Member
2 years ago

Irony in effect.

sh
Community Member
2 years ago

As a Floridian, this enrages me and breaks my heart.

Michael Capriola
Community Member
3 months ago

Now we know who owns the Gulf of Mexico.

Paul Z.
Community Member
3 months ago

Look here kids, these are the companies that killed all you see swimming here!

Just Me
Community Member
11 months ago

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Taras Berestyuk
Community Member
2 years ago

oh the irony...

Bacony
Community Member
2 years ago

That title is a pun! Hahahahaha!

michael mondt
Community Member
2 years ago

In Germany every roof is covered in solar cells. Its an expensive endeavor. It requires public support. The reason why we don't have the same policy here in U.S. is because these SOB companies pay millions to lobby against clean energy. "According to a facts sheet from 350.org, fossil fuels are subsidized at almost six times the rate of renewable energy. From 2002 to 2008, the federal government gave the fossil fuel industry over $72 billion in subsidies while the renewable industry received $12.2 billion"

Wiz Allred
Community Member
2 years ago

oh look! a small tank filled with the few they spared...

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
2 years ago

and nobody thinks this is strange??

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
2 years ago

"They took all the trees And put 'em in a tree museum And they charged the people A dollar and a half to seem 'em" Only it wouldn't cost $1.50. More like $25.00.

Ivana
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh...oh no...

Coco
Community Member
2 years ago

... The people who came with this idea is pure evil. Bloody sociopaths.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 years ago

the irony

Siddharth Rath
Community Member
2 years ago

Destroying ocean. Sponsoring ocean. Same thing...

Slune
Community Member
2 years ago

Where was this picture taken?

Christopher Oetker
Community Member
2 years ago

So why isnt the tank empty?

Lynn Noyes
Community Member
2 years ago

To be authentic, shouldn't it have some oil leaking into it?

Misterscooter
Community Member
2 years ago

Siri, define PR campaigns.

sh
Community Member
2 years ago

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Are the oil magnates on here downvoting all these comments? Geez.

Full Name
Community Member
2 years ago

No, it's people who realize that it's insane for people to get mad that at least a few sheckels were directed towards something positive (if you consider captive animals to be positive, that is).

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#21

Totally Normal And Fine

Totally Normal And Fine

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Be careful now. All the Trump supporters will cry fake news.

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#22

S**t Like This Just Happens Constantly Now

S**t Like This Just Happens Constantly Now

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder if that fake smile would open the door from the #17 post

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#23

Liquidation Sale

Liquidation Sale

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

not as bad as 'things to do before you die' why not 'things to do while you're still alive' much more positive.

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#24

Plastic, As God Made It

Plastic, As God Made It

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

Didn't George Carlin say that the only reason Earth hasn't killed us is that it can't make plastic and needs us to do it?

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#25

Gun Show This Weekend

Gun Show This Weekend

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TheDivineMs.M
Community Member
2 years ago

It's been documented that after a mass/school shooting, gun sales actually go up. How sick is that?

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#26

Teachers Gifted Supplies For Their Classrooms ...on A Talk Show

Teachers Gifted Supplies For Their Classrooms ...on A Talk Show

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PickleRick
Community Member
2 years ago

"Living in America!" LOL

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#27

Late Stage Capitalism

Late Stage Capitalism

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago

Shouldn't the simple fact that you're out of blood, solve ALL your problems ? Including housing ? Just a tought

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#28

Be Happy

Be Happy

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, if you don't smile, an exec will immediately bolt from his office and grin at the door for you :D

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#29

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

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-
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes. STUNNING!! (It's sarcasm, relax)

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#30

Jaywalkers Under Surveillance In Shenzhen Soon To Be Punished Via Text Messages

 Jaywalkers Under Surveillance In Shenzhen Soon To Be Punished Via Text Messages

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
2 years ago

how is this surprising? did you really think they were developing this kind of technology just for your social photo tagging to be easier? come on.

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#31

Google Helps Its Sponsors Before Its Users

Google Helps Its Sponsors Before Its Users

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Sollipop
Community Member
2 years ago

there are no words

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#32

They Love It!

They Love It!

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

NOPE. Biggest nope of my life NOPE

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#33

I Withdrew Some Cash And The Receipt Has The Most Dystopian Bloody Thing On It

I Withdrew Some Cash And The Receipt Has The Most Dystopian Bloody Thing On It

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Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a dalmation out the backseat window?

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#34

I'm Sure The Sermen Drew Some Comparison With Following "False Prophets"

I'm Sure The Sermen Drew Some Comparison With Following "False Prophets"

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think this challenge honor the Christ... Poor Him, it must be tiredsome to be loved by idiots.

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#35

Watch Live

Watch Live

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Makiko Kuramoto
Community Member
2 years ago

disgusting

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#36

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Time to disconnect people!

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#37

It’s Really Hard Watching Other People Live Out Your Dreams

It’s Really Hard Watching Other People Live Out Your Dreams

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ille102
Community Member
2 years ago

It is probably obvious to most, but the reductress is, just like the onion, a satire site :) just so you know

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#38

You Don't Need Therapy

You Don't Need Therapy

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Joe Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

You need a new car so you can drive to therapy.

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#39

The Fortune In These Fortune Cookies

The Fortune In These Fortune Cookies

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

A freaking commercial!

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#40

Bleeding You Dry

Bleeding You Dry

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

Giving your blood is a good thing, having no choice but selling your blood sucks

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#41

Aligned With The Holiday Spirit

Aligned With The Holiday Spirit

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Tobias Meiner
Community Member
2 years ago

And? This can be a police parking lot, military base, impound lot, a mint etc.

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#42

You've Heard Of Elf On The Shelf, Now Get Ready For

You've Heard Of Elf On The Shelf, Now Get Ready For

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Smoofy
Community Member
2 years ago

HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING, HE KNOWS WHEN YOU'RE AWAKE

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#43

How America Ends

How America Ends

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is this shown on television?

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#44

The Important News

The Important News

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago

It's an update. Bus probably fell from the cliff, crashed on a cemetery, and they are keeping the viewers up to date on how many victims they keep finding under the wreck. Chips look tasty though :D

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#45

Golden Fistbump

Golden Fistbump

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. The lack of self-awareness is astounding.

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#46

This Escorting Website Features A Live-Updated Student Debt Clock

This Escorting Website Features A Live-Updated Student Debt Clock

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

So consequently, government, banks, and universities are pimps.

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#47

Happiness Within Reach

Happiness Within Reach

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

people who 'live' in walmart and mcdo doesn't like to walk :-)

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#48

Back To School Shopping

Back To School Shopping

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Me
Community Member
2 years ago

Doesn't this feel safe and free?

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#49

Facebook Served Me An Ad Inside Of A Private Chat

Facebook Served Me An Ad Inside Of A Private Chat

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TheDivineMs.M
Community Member
2 years ago

Nothing is private on Facebook, even when you think it is.

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#50

Their Main Concern Isn't Population Changes, It's Diaper Sales

Their Main Concern Isn't Population Changes, It's Diaper Sales

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank God. We're already over populated

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