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james_nicoll
Story idea: while on public assistance, welfare recipients are denied the use of their colour vision, as well as their senses of smell and taste.

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

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I don't have a dreamwidth account yet, so if anyone finds this of interest they can repost it there.

Jasper Fforde wrote a book called "Shades of Grey", which depicts a society where social class is determined by one's ability to perceive colour. The lowest social class is Grey - people who cannot perceive colour at all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_Grey

Although the novel does have some comedic elements, it is actually a dark dystopian story.

(why doesn't spell check know "dystopian"?)



Thus putting them into a deep depression and increasing the likelyhood that they will take their own lives?
Sounds double plus horrifying.

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