Dramatic Question: What if our survival depends upon our ability to stop evolution?
Premise: The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded
Story Message: The needs of the individual vs. the State can be reconciled by removing conflict from advancement and evolution
Human evolution has typically involved conflict. It has been a peculiar feature of our advancement. However, as our population explodes and we choose to live in mega-cities, our selfish nature has put us, not only into conflict with one another (through wars, economic crashes, etc), but, also, with the environment (global warming, viral epidemics, etc).
What we need is some method of curtailing our own selfish impulses to ensure harmony, while not losing sight of our own integrity. It is a classic, "Individual vs. State" debate.
It is true that large, harmonious communities confer advantages to our lives at the detriment to our individual rights. We fear losing sight of what it is to be human and becoming slaves to a political master. On the other hand, we need to temper our "human nature".
The way to do both is to halt our advancement. If we freeze our own evolutionary advancement, we could remove the impulse for competition, strife and conflict, which derives from it, thus protecting ourselves and future generations.