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The Possibilities Of Brave New World In Our Society

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The dystopian novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, displays a controlled society where people have a designated position. Everyone is conceived in test tubes and placed in different caste: Alpha, Beta, Gama, Delta, or Epsilon. The upper caste, Alpha, is intelligent and have managerial jobs, where as the lower caste, Epsilon, do the manual labor. The people within the society are conditioned to love, hate, or certain things their caste requires. For instance the Alphas are set to believe that they have the best jobs despite how much work they have, whereas the Epsilons believe their jobs are better because they have to work less than the other castes. The science and technology within ...view middle of the document...

The test tube baby procedure, IVF treatment, was at first used for woman who cannot conceive. The scientist who discovered this procedure retrieved one of the mother eggs and placed it into a test tube wear it was fertilized with the father’s sperm. The scientist then placed the fertilized egg in the mother’s uterus were it successfully embedded, and then the baby was born 9 months later.
The technology of this IVF treatment has been developed since then where the fertilized egg does not have to be placed back in to the mother’s uterus. The IVF treatment has been developed mainly for women who cannot conceive but this technology may be used for women who do not want to deal with the difficulties of a pregnancy. Thus, creating the baby making factory from Brave New World. The words mother, father, child, brother, sister, even family will not be used anymore and will be considered disgraceful. The babies who are being born form test tubes will be placed in different caste to fulfill different tasks.

The technology in our world is being improved so rapidly that one day parents will be able to modify the traits of their unborn child; genetically modifying the child’s intelligence and appearance. This is the beginning of the creation of a superior human race such as the Alphas of Brave New World. Some people in our society already argue that this genetic modification may lead to “designer babies” much like a designer hand bag (Jacqueline Howard). With this technology, sooner or later we are going to have a super race of humans walking among us; the Alphas. Genetically modified humans have not been considered legal yet in our world, but according to Sarah Griffiths the UK parliament is voting if they should legalize the IVF treatment for women who cannot conceive. When the UK parliament legalizes the IVF treatment the rest of the world will eventually follow in their footsteps. The possibility of the society of Brave New World becoming reality is huge; we have all the science and technology that is needed.
All the people who live in the society of Brave New World are brainwashed. Depending on your caste you are conditioned to believe, hate love, or do certain things your caste requires. For the...

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