Star Trek is a good example of this utopia; a seemingly infinite abundance to draw upon the society seeks to discover, catalogue and understand the elements within the universe with peaceful mission that forbids the Federation’s advanced Star Fleet to interfere with any world or civilisation it comes into contact with. The polar opposite of the above utopia is, of course, a technological dystopia. At its heart is a fear the effect of social Darwinism and survival of the fittest. In order to progress society must evolve and only the strong
These conflicting views on technological advances in these novels can be related to the modern age that we live in today. Yes, there are numerous benefits to technology, but we humans cannot allow ourselves to become dependent on technology. The benefits are related to The Killer Angels: technological advances have helped make our lives much easier. For example, with the internet, we no longer have to painstakingly research information from books. The dangerous prospect of humans becoming too dependent on technology is seen in Jurassic Park.
The film brings to light a glimpse of a future in which genetic engineering is given free reign, resulting in a highly undesirable world for those who posses undesirable genes. In the present day, the federally funded ‘Human Genome Project’ strives to make genetic screening in the workplace readily available to employers. This means that in the not to distant future employers will choose employees in regards to their genetic make-up, so as to reduce the incidence of occupational disease, which is nothing but ‘Genoism’. This will result in the breach of civil rights due to judgment upon a fixed characteristic, DNA, which is beyond human
Through the years people have had the mentality that the advancement of technology will lead to the advancement of human civilization. However there are others who think just the opposite and one of them is Ray Bradbury. Bradbury uses imagery in both Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles to show that the advancement of technology will eventually lead to the decay of human society. Fahrenheit 451 is a book that takes place in the future and in a society that has transformed into almost a dictatorship because of technology. An effect of technology that is shown very clearly in the book was that it made people less social even with their close ones.
Instead, it will only take a toll on the innocent Americans who will not be able to protect themselves in case of an attack. It will also be a violation of people’s right and in addition, the citizens will lose their trust towards their elected leaders. The law enforcers should treat people with respect and fulfil their duty to protect and serve instead of using their power to terrorise them because without these people, they would not be enjoying those privileges. Liberalism is slowly going to change the country, and soon people will be under the rule of a few privileged individuals. Taking away people’s right to own firearms, as Dwyer notes, is a calculated move aimed at leaving the people with no free will.
This loss of values has added to the deterioration of modern society. Huxley correctly predicted that this triviality would be the downfall. Although Brave New World may seem preposterous to us, it is quite the mirror image of today's society. Keeping in mind the progress that science has made from the Scientific Revolution, it would not be an outrageous assumption to say that by connecting personal interests of scientists and society in general, there is the possibility of achieving a world close to, if not identical to World State. Works Cited Huxley, Aldous.
Think to yourself of what our country would be like without vehicles. If the United States government one day decided to banish all vehicles from the country there would be many changes that would have to be made. Many Americans would have to change their entire lifestyle. In some aspects, this would be a benefit for society but in other ways it would be a major hindrance to our great nation. You may think that this would just cause you to walk more often than you do now.
A society without laws would be a corrupt chaotic society that would put people in a state of crisis because people would be murdered for possessions they own, fundamental beliefs of how people preserve what’s right from wrong in a society would not be the same as a normal society, and a balance between individual rights and public order would not be a basis part of a society. In this society without a government people would not be prosperous and seek new ways to live as a group. The basis for money would not be the same as with a government and would result in different forms of exchange. Education would not be the same because that is part of a unifying government trying to educate its society, for which a society without laws and government would not unify in such a matter. Care for others such as medical treatment would not have the same basis as a normal society because of how people perceive the responsibility of others in a aspect of individual care.
It was consider okay to practice such inhumane beliefs. However in our modern society practicing such belief would be consider cruel and lead to prison. In novel Frankenstein which was published in nineteenth century, depicts a scientist trying to change a world by creating life, a sailor trying to discover unknown place to mankind might be insane but if we judge it from the view of our modern civilization to do so will be consider an extraordinary. Moral values changes with a human civilization and the change in our moral values is unavoidable. Like a shadow a moral belief and values will never fade away from a