brave new world

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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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Sophie's character comes face to face with the antithesis of society, John the Savage, who has been brought from the Reservation, where people still marry, have children and live in families.
But no one (save John the Savage, the book's protagonist) misses these things, either, since they are happy and healthy." These arguments had seemed to provide a secular line of reasoning in support of what Bill Joy has called "relinquishment" (see Joy 117-120).
Into this world is introduced John the Savage, who was abandoned with his mother in a primitive outpost by a former Director of (human) Hatcheries.
The three harpooners of the ship Pequod in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851), Queequeg, Daggoo, and Tashtego, are other examples of the noble savage, as is the character of John the Savage in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932).