Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to.
Though many of the Middle Eastern revolutions have come and gone, the prevailing reasons behind them are still under much debate. The conflict largely hinges on whether or not social media can create action. According to one theory, it can actually stop it.
If you haven't heard, Egypt's government is trying to quell an internal resistance movement by shutting down all communication avenues in the country, including radio, television and internet. If you think these claims are dubious, you can see for yourself.
Here's a Lego diorama of one of the best scenes of Matrix Revolutions: Zion's last stand against the Matrix, humans in their mechas against merciless Sentinels. The close-up of the human resistance mecha begs for an official Lego version.