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Science The Heart of Societys Dystopia Science robs men of wisdom and usually converts them into phantom beings loaded up with factsEssays and Soliloquies Miguel De Unamuno p 55 Science can make life easier by discovering innovations and technologies for the sake of society but at the same time it has the utmost potential to destroy humanity As science continually grows society becomes so engaged with new breakthroughs and advances that science inevitably controls humans through the misuse of biology and psychology Both Aldous Huxley and Anthony Burgess predict a society where the government harnesses the power of science in order to achieve stability and peace among mankind However at what cost does society receive these benefits We must sacrifice our own individuality and even our freedom of choice Without free will and moral choice humanity is reduced to machines without purposes and we cease to exist as true human beings In Brave New World Aldous Huxley illustrates a dystopia in which society is completely controlled by the science of a totalitarian government This societys ultimate goal is to achieve universal happiness through its motto Community Identity Stability The new government solves all of its material and social problems but the citizens lose their individuality and right to choose because of genetic engineering and psychological conditioning Genetic engineering brings forth a stable society because the government controls the levels of strength intelligence and aptitude for each human embryo Since large numbers of genetically identical individuals are also produced people who are exactly the same are less likely to come into conflict Identity is even achieved by using hypnopaedia to teach everyone to conform so that someone who has or feels some individuality is made to feel like an outcast All these new procedures are nothing but methods to manipulate human nature Humans no longer have the right to choose their route in life and become a distinct individual The science of the government even eliminates
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