The word “Utopia” is a pun. It originates from the Greek word for “good place” but also “no place”. It’s good, but it doesn’t exist.

The word “Utopia” is a pun. It originates from the Greek word for “good place” but also “no place”. It’s good, but it doesn’t exist.

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Utopia's author Sir Thomas More
Utopia’s author Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More first used the term in his book ‘Utopia’ written in 1516. In his book, he imagines a perfect community on an island that shares a common culture and way of life.  

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