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Utopia v. Dystopia

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Justin Beattie

on 9 January 2014

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Transcript of Utopia v. Dystopia

Utopia
An ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system. The word was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.
Dystopia
A dystopia is the idea of a society, usually in the future, characterized by negative, anti-utopian elements. Dystopian societies, usually created by writers of fiction, include issues regarding society, environment, politics, religion, psychology, spirituality, or technology that may become present in the future.
Movies
books
Create your own utopian community!
What would your perfect world look like?
what type of government would there be, if any?
where would people live?
what would societies look like?
would there be money?
would there be pain?
Dystopia & Censorship

How are the two related?

Censorship - The practice of officially examining books, movies, magazines, etc. and suppressing unacceptable parts.
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