Hurricane Sandy displays a futuristic destopia (29 pictures)

A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of a utopia. Such societies appear in many works of fiction, particularly in stories set in a speculative future. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization,totalitarian governments, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society.

What happened after Hurricane Sandy, may well be compared to a dystopia.