dystopian quality or characteristics
A strand of utopianism or dystopianism.
Immediately thereafter, with the rise of be-here-now Luddism (health food, macramé, Earth shoes), followed by disillusioned post-hippie dystopianism (the movies ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Brazil’, ‘Mad Max’), any kind of hopeful speculation about the shape of things to come seemed corny and uncool.
Burdick’s dystopianism is vintage Cold War: the Strangelovian fear of the machine. (Burdick also co-wrote ‘Fail Safe,’ in which a computer error triggers a nuclear war.)
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C. Walsh, 'From Utopia to Nightmare'
We could use a more filled-out entry.
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