Scenes from Successive Futures

At the last moment today I remembered to go search up the short story we were supposed to read for Comp Lit. So I go read it.
And was in for one of those shocks that I didn't expect:
One of MY ideas had been already turned into a story in print. I mean sheesh, ever since I was like 8 or so I'd had this conception of this really cool utopia/dystopia which surprisingly had a lot of similarities to the story I read today. Very shockingly similar ones actually. And I guess that bothers me 'cause as much as I always thought that the mere ideas were too ludicrous to be put on paper, someone already had done it for me (some aspects anyway). Thank goodness there aren't MORE similarities, otherwise, I'd be rather annoyed!
Good story though…