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Google Trends: ”utopian” vs “dystopian”

Sander Duivestein
March 21, 2014

tumblr_n2ni6sOqPE1s2jikwo1_1280 It’s an interesting query on Google Trends. What is more popular? “Utopian” versus “Dystopian”. Why are there more headlines with the word “dystopian” in it? Is it because of the crisis? Are people depressed? And the fact that “dystopian” is more popular than “utopian”, what does this tell us? Will the future of humankind be dystopian?

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Trend Watcher – New Media, Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses and society.


    3 thoughts on “Google Trends: ”utopian” vs “dystopian”

    1. Yes yes yes.. sure… asking questions never hurts.. except when it’s nonsense. In this case, the movie ‘The Hunger Games’ was announced in 2011, which in the write-up and reviews has the word ‘dystopian’. Nobody ever uses that word, so they have to google it. The peak, let me gues… the launch date of the actual movie?
      Nothing to see here, move along..

    2. (btw, the search for Utopia still blows Dystiopia or Dystopian out of the water, apparently that’s what people REALLY are curious about)

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