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
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2 years ago

are you fucking kidding me..

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#2

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Chyppa Homer
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2 years ago

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Somebody help me get this closer to the top lol

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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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Ben Smith
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2 years ago

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It's the world we live in. The cops could have saved lives and we would be calling them heroes

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#4

Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes

Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes

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Sollipop
Community Member
2 years ago

seriously?

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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

a lot of freedom...

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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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Phil.
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2 years ago

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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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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
2 years ago

this reminds me of that simpsons episode where the police handed out free boat coupons to defaulters XD

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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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Lotte
Community Member
2 years ago

so much information and paper wasted

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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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Chyppa Homer
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2 years ago

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Also, in case you were wondering, the speaker is actually a pasty, Irish, white guy. He's just tanned from all the lights :D

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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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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol stupid investors

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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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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago

And if you fall for it, your progeny might be too stupid for college anyway...

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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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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago

'A' could still stand for apple though

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#20

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Sollipop
Community Member
2 years ago

that's just sad

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#21

Totally Normal And Fine

Totally Normal And Fine

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Sollipop
Community Member
2 years ago

what the?????

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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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Cat
Community Member
2 years ago

🤦🏻‍♀️

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#25

Gun Show This Weekend

Gun Show This Weekend

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Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

I've seen that same sticker on a shooting story before!

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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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Ben Smith
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2 years ago

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I like how people can complain about anything. The schools still got their supplies. Focus on the important part

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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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issam
Community Member
2 years ago

I can already see it , the day , when that one person gonna finally learn how to smile ................... after breaking the motherfucking door into pieces .

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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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Aramis
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s just creepy

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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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Giovanni
Community Member
2 years ago

I've nothing against microchips, i would love to not having to carry documents, credit/debit cards, social security cards and the like around. They would also be super usefull to loggin in personal devices, i cannot see why people hate that idea so mutch.

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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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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Obey!

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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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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

So I am out :-)

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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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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

people have problem. if you got to work when you're with your kids you're f***ing sick. when i go to see my kids in a soccer game it's important for me to see the game

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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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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 years ago

or a bike?

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#39

The Fortune In These Fortune Cookies

The Fortune In These Fortune Cookies

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Sollipop
Community Member
2 years ago

I would demand a refund. That is outrageous

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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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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

The cynicism is graspable...

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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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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
2 years ago

stalking santa

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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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Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

It's so sad that this is being encouraged.

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#47

Happiness Within Reach

Happiness Within Reach

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Anne
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2 years ago

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Walk? does anyone walk in the US?

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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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Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Nothing suprises me about Facebook anymore

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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
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2 years ago

Thank God. We're already over populated

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