Brave New World Terminology Sheet
Anthrax (bomb): A weapon used commonly in the nine-year war. Used in Germ Warfare.
Bokanovsky Process: A process by which a human egg halts its normal development. Instead the egg buds and produces many identical eggs.
Castes: Castes determine social status. This society uses a five-tiered caste system consisting of Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and epsilons in descending order.
Community Sing: A somewhat religious meeting for the lower castes. This promotes fraternity.
Decanting: The process where mature embryos are removed from bottles.
Ectogenesis: Growing a human outside of a woman’s womb.
Centrifugal Bumble-puppy: A game played by children involving a steel ring and a ball.
Feely: A popular film often containing a simple plot and pornographic elements. Viewers sit in special chairs that allow them to interact with the movie.
Ford: Henry Ford is considered godlike in this society. Their calendar is marked in years After Ford (AF). The sign of a T, which alludes to the Model T mirrors the symbol of the Cross in our society.
Freemartin: A genderless embryo.
Hypnopaedia: A sleep-teaching technique where children learn information without reason.
Malthusian Belt: A belt worn by Lenina as well as other women that holds their contraception at all times.
Malthusian Drill: A device used by unsterilized women to avoid pregnancy.
Neo-Pavlonian Conditioning: The process of raising a person through a series of conditioning treatments.
Orgy-Porgy: A meeting among a dozen or so men and women where they all get high off of soma, sing solidarity anthems and ultimate have lots of sex.
Podsnap’s Technique: The process of artificially speeding up the maturation of embryos.
Savage Reservation: Otherwise known as Malpais, this reservation is filled with thousands of Indians where acts of our world today still exist.
Scent Organ: A machine used mostly during feelies...