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The novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley outlines many fears of the futuristic world and their impact on society Aldous Huxley is not as positive and in fact rather pessimistic about the direction that various aspects of society could progress too Initially Huxley claims there would be no reason to ban a book for there would be no one who would indulge in reading one Huxley also believes that so much would be given to society that this society would be reduced to passivity and egoism Also Huxley thought the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance Huxley was also certain of society becoming a trivial culture If one considers Huxleys fears and prophecies one may come to the realization that this futuristic world would have the potential to lead to a downfall of mankind In the novel Brave New World it is believed that there would be no reason to ban books as no one would indulge in reading them The world controllers feared that there was a risk of an individual reading material which might undesirably decondition one of the readers reflexes To prevent this tragedy there is neo-pavlovian conditioning where babies are trained to like or dislike certain objects through a system of rewards and punishment This can be seen in the social pre-destination room where infants are subject to electric stimulus and scared with loud noises as they begin to enjoy playing with books and flowers As the director of hatcheries finishes demonstrating this lesson to students he explains Theyll grow up with what the psychologists used to call an instinctive hatred of books and flowers Theyll be safe from books and botany all their lives Pg 29 Through this hatred one develops of books it is understandable why there is no concern to ban books as no one would indulge in reading one which helps maintain social stability It would almost seem enjoyable to live
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