A Brave New World Essay: Progression Of Technology
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Progression, as many assume is beneficial for mankind. Especially the progression of technology, it is invented to make life easier and more pleasing. However in the novel Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, he emphasizes how the progression of technology can impact society greatly. The progression of technology in society will take from a person’s individuality and overall traditions.
The individuality of the citizens of the World State is significantly deprived due to the advancement of technology. To begin, in the World State the citizens are given birth in mass productions, through technological methods to have full control of each individual. The students were underling the important words in their notebooks as the Director explains the Bokanoskvy Process,“ ’From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will…show more content… The citizens are being forced to be a certain image to the outer world and they are forbidden to be themselves. When the citizens are given birth though identical genes and developed in similar environments there is going to be nothing to distinguish them as they are physically and intellectually equivalent to each other, which leads to a lack of individuality. Furthermore, the world controllers have developed a maxim for hypnopaedia that states that the citizens of the world state have equal rights to each other. Mond explains to Lenina and Fanny that there is an existence of family and relationship when he contradicts himself, “‘But every one belongs to everyone else,’ [Mond] concluded, citing the hypnopaedic proverb”(34). By utilizing hypnopaedia the citizens of the World State are not able to possess their own principles, as they are obligated to follow the rulings and beliefs of the world controllers. By following the World Controllers’ orders, the citizens lose entire control of their mind and beliefs as they are conditioned and obligated to follow the World Controllers’ maxims. An entire society