Children of the New World - “Excerpts from The New World Authorized Dictionary” Summary & Analysis

Alexander Weinstein
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This story stands in contrast to the previous stories in both its structure and style. There is no narrator in this story, nor is there an actual story. Instead, this story is comprised of a collection of fictional transcripts, articles, blogs, and statements all circling around a few seemingly related issues. The story takes place after 2026 because many of the sources are dated as being published at that time.

There are many new trends happening with technology and young people. In particular, there is a high amount of experimentation with things that alter reality for the user. This chapter introduces some new terms, such as “brainflea,” with commentary related to that information. Weinstein nods at the previous short story, “The Cartographers,” when he mentions that a person named Quimbly creates brainfleas, or digital advertisements that last the blink...

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