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brave new world

An era characterized by a feeling of hope, often due to great societal change. The phrase originated in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Some people think that we live in a brave new world, thanks to so many technological advancements, but I'm skeptical.
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brave new world

a new and hopeful period in history resulting from major changes in society.
This phrase comes ultimately from Shakespeare's The Tempest, but is more often used with allusion to Aldous Huxley's ironical use of the phrase as the title of his 1932 novel Brave New World.
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a ˌbrave new ˈworld

(often ironic) a situation or society that changes in a way that is meant to improve people’s lives but is often a source of extra problems: She promises us a brave new world of high salaries and good working conditions after the reforms.This phrase comes from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. It was later used by Aldous Huxley as the title of his most famous book, which described a vision of the future.
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But when I addressed myself to the problem of creating a negative Nowhere, a Utopia in reverse, I found the subject so fascinatingly pregnant with so many kinds of literary and psychological possibilities that I quite forgot Men Like Gods and addressed myself in all seriousness to the task of writing a book that was later to be known as Brave New World.
Brave New World is a tragedy of subliminal conditioning and of unawareness, and it may well be significant that Huxley uses the same words at the climactic moment of Island but reverses their order, to emphasize that Island is about the opposite to Brave New World: it is about awareness and it is about the achievement of a mystical awareness of the Divine Ground of reality which is unitary rather than dualistic.
As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny 'failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions.
In sum, the 1990s brave new world framework, championed to an extreme at decade's end, looks to have been right on the key economic issue.
Whereas West envisions remarkable advances in life extension and the treatment of disease, Kass worries about the potential of genetic engineering to usher in a brave new world in which reproductive cloning will rob humanity of its dignity.
But the dominant ideology of the modern welfare state dictates that the road to an egalitarian Brave New World runs through the open sewer of government-funded day care.
When the Internet bubble burst, it brought the decline of something else: the mountain of books heralding the arrival of a brave new world of technological innovation, books so enthusiastic that the dot-corn advent sounded on par with the discovery of fire.
We have a lot of catching up to do in this area of respect for human life, if we are to make good, moral choices with integrity in the brave new world of reproductive technology.
Well, Grasshopper, how can the Brave New World of the Web benefit from the editorial wisdom of newsletter and specialized information publishers?
It is also an economic accounting of how landowners fared as England became both the industrial leader and military defender of a free and democratic world - their homes becoming the litmus test in determining their utility in the brave new world of the twentieth century.
And as he salues the brave new world, he displays a certain confusion about what sort of world it is.
com/research/0b3e4d/the_brave_new_worl) has announced the addition of the "The Brave New World of Scientific Publishing" report to their offering.
If you want to read an author who predicted our current future, then skip Orwell's drab vision and pick up a copy of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World instead.
It's a brave new world for flamenco, and one wonders where Baras will tread next as she continues to mature.
Dini, responsible for writing and bringing ``Batman: the Animated Series'' to TV in 1992, was at the comic book store Brave New World in Newhall on Saturday to sign copies of ``Jingle Belle,'' a comic book that follows the clever girl of the same name as she rebels against the father everyone knows as Santa.