Silvester Haynes Essay

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A Brave New World connects with a lot with our society today and it’s very interesting that the author wrote about things that are happening to this day that didn't happen in his time period. The book practically predicted how the future would look. I feel the author really knew how so`ciety would have turned out. With his ideas of cloning and media controlling the masses, yeah the guy really knew what he was talking about. He also showed in the book how people wouldn't really be so emotionally connected which I also agree with. I mean with all the technology advances that our society has we are becoming less emotional towards one another and are being more attached to machines then our own ...view middle of the document...

“This and every technical advance in cloning human tissue raises the possibility that somebody will use it to clone a human being, and that is a prospect everyone is against,” Darnovsky said. (Ariana Eugjung Cha the Washington Post). Not only are we being cloned but the government is also trying to control us a lot more just like in the book by putting chips in our body. The FDA has already approved it. "It was scary that a government contractor that specialized in putting surveillance cameras on city streets was the first to incorporate this technology in the workplace," says Liz McIntyre, co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID." (Ted Lewan, Associated Press, USA TODAY). Just like the government is trying to control people were being controlled in A Brave New World. For example in the book the people are controlled by Resident World Controllers who decides what is right for the people one example in the book is when Mustapha Mound had lots of books in his office but he didn’t want the people reading them because he thought it was right for the people to not have art in their life and not to believe in God because he thought he was helping people (Chapter 16).



I feel Aldous Huxley was right about our society becoming and emotionless dystopia that uses sex and drugs as a gate for happiness. Just like the people in the book use soma and sex to have fun and cope with their issues so do we. Our world is full of people being promiscuous and just having the time of our lives. People are using drugs to hide from what’s happening in the real world just like in the book when Bernard was trying to express his emotions to Lenina and she was too afraid to hear what he wanted to say all she did was want to take soma and have a good time (chapter 6). Even though Aldous Huxley lived during a time period when people got married before they slept with each other and drugs wasn't almost during his time he still saw the direction our generation was headed which really is...

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