What will the world look like in a couple of hundred years? How will automation and AI change our way of life? How will climate change and resource scarcity effect our society?
The world of Deviants owes a large debt to classic dystopian novels; one of the biggest influences early on was The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster. There are also elements of 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.
Yet despite the elements drawn from those books, the world contained within it isn’t monolithic. There is still room for optimism and hope, largely through deviants: outsiders, people who don’t conform and choose not to conform. It is through these outsiders that the dystopian world finds reasons to hope, and the courage to change and grow.