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Aldous Huxley saw problems with the world and he wrote a novel about a fictional solution In his novel Brave New World people of the distant future are part of a radical new society the planners of this utopic system of social organization seek to abolish inequalities among humans social unrest war unhappiness and the miserable human condition Although this utopia is set hundreds of years into the future it contains elements of our contemporary culture that Huxley points to as a warning of things to come The theme of Brave New World is not the advancement of science as such it is the advancement of science as it affects human individuals In Brave New World it is scientific development that makes the genetic engineering and conditioning possible Humans are mass produced using the Bokanovsky process in which embryos are formed in test tubes on reservations One of the threats of this genetic breeding is that no family structures exist on the reservation Instead humans are raised in conditioning centers Human life holds no value because it can be easily replaced Furthermore this method of mass production prevents individuality Genetically shaping the minds of society into classifications of varying intelligence means stopping the process of random mutation natural selection and ultimately the process of evolution Everything is completely mechanized eliminating the need for creativity and imagination A world of this type goes nowhere and its habitants have no aspirations A standardized means of happiness is brainwashed into peoples minds as the only means of happiness The primary source of entertainment is the feelies a type of movie theatre in which all the senses are artificially created Stimulation from the feelies prevent people from free thought which threatens society by denying people from experiencing their own creativity and imagination Television of our day is a close parallel to the feelies because it communicates propaganda and influences the way some people act Another form of
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