Ecumenopolis (from Greek: world city) is a word invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future the urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous world-wide city as a progression from the current urbanization and population growth trends.
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Felix culpa is a Latin phrase that literally translated means a “happy fault” or “fortunate fall”. As a religous term it refers to Adam and Eve’s fall and the loss of the Garden of Eden, known theologically as the source of original sin. “O felix culpa!” wrote mediaeval theologian Thomas Aquinas, meaning that this loss of innocence was a fortunate fall because of the good that would come from it: Christ’s Second Coming, Judgement Day and the eventual hope of Heaven. In the traditional Latin Mass the priest says at one point: “O felix culpa quae talem et tantum meruit habere redemptorem,” “O happy fault that earned us so good and great a redeemer.” In a literary context, the term “felix culpa” can be used to describe how a series of miserable events will eventually lead to a happier outcome.

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