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brave new world

n.
1. A world or realm of radically transformed existence, especially one in which technological progress has both positive and negative results.
2. A field, endeavor, or aspect of life that seems new and often intimidating because one is experiencing it for the first time: "You're on your own. Welcome to the brave new world of do-it-yourself travel" (Susan Stellin).

[Originally a phrase written by William Shakespeare in The Tempest (c.1610): How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world / That has such people in't! (later used by Aldous Huxley as the title of his novel Brave New World (1932), a depiction of future dystopia in which humans are separated into rigid castes and controlled through technological and chemical means ).]
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First, the motto of the World State: "Community, Identity, Stability." Community basically means conformism and social utility: "Everyone belongs to everyone else" (BNW 38).
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BNW has 24 contributing local and foreign visual artists, all of which are critically acclaimed here and abroad.
BNW is "fiercely loyal" to the "culturally sophisticated communities and the blue-collar pride" that characterize its beloved borough; it would take some kind of black magic to compel the company to take its inventive staging elsewhere.
These articles use BNW as a vaguely Luddite (or occasionally anti-Luddite) code word.
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The book succeeds primarily because of its presentation--a mix of humour and straight talk, and a mix of third party case studies and examples of how BNW applies its own ideas.
Indifferent to questions of rightness, this supposedly utopian society only seeks wellness, "the maintenance of well-being" as Mond later defines it (BNW 209)--effortless comfort without the bother of a metaphysics.
For some written texts taken from books, the title of the book series is also given under this column (e.g., file BNW, "Problems of unemployment and inflation," is part of the Longman book series "Key issues in economics and business").
When Bernard Marx telephones Helmholtz Watson from New Mexico, it still takes "nearly three minutes to get through" (BNW 120).
One of the biggest single disputes is with BNW Enterprises - the firm responsible for constructing the Body Zone.