Technology In Brave New World Essay

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Brave New World Most people would think that advancement in the scientific fields, new discoveries, and advance technologies would be beneficial to society. Technology is particularly known to have contributed to making our lives easier. With technology such as remote control and the robotic vacuum cleaner, people just have to lift their finger and technology would take care of the rest. However, the Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, predicts a future overpowered by technology that strips people of their own thoughts and identity. Huxley is trying to warn readers that scientific advancements can be a threat to society. In the novel, Huxley portrays a society in which all aspects of life are controlled by the government with the use…show more content…
From a very young age, sexual play is normal and encouraged in everyone. Hundreds of children play sexual games in the nude. Also, more than one sexual partner is encouraged, resulting in the absence of committed relationships. This absence of committed relationship creates a world without deep feeling of human affection. Society is conditioned to believe “everyone belongs to everyone else.” In Huxley's perfect world, sex is a mundane undertaking. It happens to each individual almost every night. And no one knows what marriage is. They simply have each other and move on. Some would think that they will miss their families and relationships and most of all, love. But the people in Utopia have never experienced any of these. They were brought up in conditioning centers and feel that parents and family are primitive. The mere sound of the word annoys them. Monogamy is discouraged by the utopian society and considered improper “Four months of Henry Foster, without having another man…why, he’d be furious if he knew…” This restrains people from getting too emotionally involved and putting their loved one’s needs before the society’s needs. All this is to prevent strong emotion, inspired by family relationships, sexual repression, and delayed satisfaction of desire, which goes directly against stability. The controller’s explanation for how the World State has come in place is that there were a time before the existence of the World State, the instability caused by strong emotions led to disease, war, and social unrest that resulted in millions of deaths and untold suffering and

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