- Oct 25, 2017
If it sounds familiar, Star Trek DS9 called this back in the 90s. And the episode was set in 2024.
States already have these kind of programs and places for them to go. SF also at one point had a bunch of SRO but they’re all but gone thanks to the housing boom
yeah it would be better to just invest into more local state-run facilities
I have no doubt that conversations have been happening between the private prison and the debt collection industries.
Considering how automation and globalization will disrupt our current economic realities, and make it next to impossible for a large set of the population to have any kind of work that could pay them a living wage, that's a pretty interesting take on a possible 21st century history. It's fairly nuanced, too, it doesn't portray the society as outright evil, just uncaring. They don't know what else to do with those people, but are unwilling to change the way their society works.
Honestly they kind of look like cozy for folks living a transient life or on a temporary basis. Whether it is worth $1200 though... I would probably go insane if I had live like that for years at a time.
It already is an actual thing. Hong Kong has the worst and good rendition of that model. So does Japan (if Hitman taught me anything). So it is not surprising at all.