Dystopian Fiction: How Stories Transform Your Mind

This video explores the transformative power of dystopian fiction and how it can be used as a tool for societal control. Through examining the relationship between empathy, literature, and totalitarian regimes, the video highlights the importance of reading and resisting oppressive forces.


  • Dystopian fiction can transform the mind and be used to control society.
  • Studies have shown that literary fiction can enhance empathy, while dystopian regimes seek to destroy empathy and isolate individuals.
  • The goal of dystopian regimes is to destroy strong bonds between individuals.
  • An empathetic and well-read population is the most terrifying thing to a totalitarian regime.
  • Readers are encouraged to resist by opening up a book.