We’re all familiar with the dystopian alternate universe, right? Where all the light has gone out and Mr. Spock has facial hair?
What if the world we’re living in is the dystopia? What if this is the timeline branch where everything has gone wrong? Where at every decision point, someone sat down instead of standing up for what was right. So we didn’t stop climate change before it did major harm. Human culture has been wounded by inequality. Capitalism is eating its seed corn. And all our computers run Windows.
Given all that, what would I do if I was the plucky multi-verse explorer putting things right? Can I live my life that way?