brave new world - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] 

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  1. a society in which changes should have made people’s lives much better than before but in which people’s lives are really worse in many ways

    the brave new world of Internet banking

Word story
From Brave New World, a novel by the British writer Aldous Huxley that describes a society in which science and technology have not improved people’s lives as expected. The expression was first used in Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.