Unfortunately, I haven’t read ‘The Dispossessed’ but I intuit what you mean. My reply is the World I want to live in is one where everyone has enough to eat and to drink and has a roof over their head. I and others believe exponential technology can help us arrive in such a World. I don’t believe a World where everyone gets a chance to thrive would be less interesting or less human, but quite the opposite. The best part about Humanity and the only reason we’ll go the distance(if we do) is our abillity to come together and solve big challenges.