An example of brave new world is a future where people are completely reliant on machines and computers and no longer care for each other.
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Origin of brave-new-world
- 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 )
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World, which is in turn a reference to a line from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest (first performed around 1611).