December 19, 2010

Trending topics 1800-2000

Google's n-gram viewer is great fun, allowing me to look for trends in word usage across the scanned books.

Here is the spread of the terms 'transhuman' and 'posthuman':

Here are how different small prefixes are changing:

(I excluded micro- because it is much more common than the other ones)

And here is Plato vs. Aristotle vs. Rand.

Anticorrelation or coincidence?

Posted by Anders3 at December 19, 2010 03:55 PM