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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Bernard and his pseudo-love interest, Lenina Crowne, travel to a "savage reservation" in Sante Fe, North America.
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Bernard Marx (Peter Gallagher) and Lenina Crowne (Rya Kihlstedt) have been seeing each other beyond the accepted one-night stand, drawing the suspicion and scorn of their peers.