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26 Oct 2012, 6:31 pm

Does anyone have any ideas what a utopia would be like?



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26 Oct 2012, 6:39 pm

Very many people do, indeed.



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26 Oct 2012, 6:53 pm

Some think communism is a utopia but whenever communism is implemented with force people lose their freedoms and become worse off.



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26 Oct 2012, 8:19 pm

Utopia is unity.


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27 Oct 2012, 7:36 am

androbot2084 wrote:
Some think communism is a utopia but whenever communism is implemented with force people lose their freedoms and become worse off.

That's because utopias are not meant to be applied.



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27 Oct 2012, 11:05 am

A utopia can be applied but peaceful means have to be used.



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27 Oct 2012, 3:46 pm

androbot2084 wrote:
Does anyone have any ideas what a utopia would be like?


Very boring.

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27 Oct 2012, 3:47 pm

nominalist wrote:
Utopia is unity.


One what?

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27 Oct 2012, 3:48 pm

enrico_dandolo wrote:
Very many people do, indeed.


And hardly any two agree.

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27 Oct 2012, 6:30 pm

my utopia would have lots of entertainment.



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27 Oct 2012, 7:25 pm

Utopia is an idealized concept of a community or society possessing most (if not all) of the following characteristics:

  • Absence of death and suffering
  • Citizens all working for the common good
  • Citizens doing only the work that they enjoy
  • Cultivation of the arts and sciences
  • Egalitarian distribution of goods
  • Few laws (and no lawyers!)
  • Harmony with nature
  • Individual liberty
  • Lack of any political structure
  • No preference for any one religion
  • Pacifism or pacifist attitude
  • Technology is used only to enhance the human living condition
  • Total abolition of money
The word "Utopia" comes from the Greek words for "not" and for "place", giving the meaning of "no place". The English homophone "Eutopia" is derived from the Greek words for "good" and for "place", giving the meaning of "good place". This coincidence, arising from the identical pronunciations of "utopia" and "eutopia", gives rise to the meaning "A Good Place That is No Place".

Utopia can not exist; it's perfect, and perfection can not occur in the natural universe.


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27 Oct 2012, 10:37 pm

Fnord wrote:
Utopia is an idealized concept of a community or society possessing most (if not all) of the following characteristics:
  • Absence of death and suffering
  • Citizens all working for the common good
  • Citizens doing only the work that they enjoy
  • Cultivation of the arts and sciences
  • Egalitarian distribution of goods
  • Few laws (and no lawyers!)
  • Harmony with nature
  • Individual liberty
  • Lack of any political structure
  • No preference for any one religion
  • Pacifism or pacifist attitude
  • Technology is used only to enhance the human living condition
  • Total abolition of money
The word "Utopia" comes from the Greek words for "not" and for "place", giving the meaning of "no place". The English homophone "Eutopia" is derived from the Greek words for "good" and for "place", giving the meaning of "good place". This coincidence, arising from the identical pronunciations of "utopia" and "eutopia", gives rise to the meaning "A Good Place That is No Place".

Utopia can not exist; it's perfect, and perfection can not occur in the natural universe.


In Greek an accented alpha before the adjective negates the adjective

a-tom not cutable.

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27 Oct 2012, 10:40 pm

ruveyn wrote:
Fnord wrote:
The word "Utopia" comes from the Greek words for "not" and for "place", giving the meaning of "no place". The English homophone "Eutopia" is derived from the Greek words for "good" and for "place", giving the meaning of "good place". This coincidence, arising from the identical pronunciations of "utopia" and "eutopia", gives rise to the meaning "A Good Place That is No Place". Utopia can not exist; it's perfect, and perfection can not occur in the natural universe.
In Greek an accented alpha before the adjective negates the adjective: a-tom = not cutable. ruveyn

Uhh ... sir? You lost me at the bibliothiki ... a little help, please?

(I reformatted your post, but I still missed your point ... sorry 'bout that!)


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