Nick Bostrom recently wrote a Letter from Utopia. If you have a few minutes, it’s worth checking out. Many people believe Utopia is impossible. Many stories (especially science fiction) present what appears to be utopia only to reveal later that it’s actually dystopia. I don’t want to criticize those stories, but we should remember that just because we’ve been trained to skeptical of claims of utopia, doesn’t mean that it’s not something we should strive for.