from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A world or realm of radically transformed existence, especially one in which technological progress has both positive and negative results.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ambitious, often utopian, vision of the future.
- n. A significant change for the worse.
After Brave New World, title of a novel by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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). (Wiktionary)