The Future In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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To predict the future in one hundred years is a huge accomplishment. Aldous Huxley’s author of Brave New World gives his own unique perspective of the future. While Huxley’s book Brave New World does reflect our current culture in that people are immersed into technology, the book fails in today’s world that humans do not have their genes genetically manipulated. Huxley believed that advancement in technology would bring people into a false reality. In fact, the more there is technological improvement, the more people are drugged into the false reality. Social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat all take people out of their own world and place them into a contrasting world. Personal assistants on our phone…show more content…
The science of today can create super baby's, which Huxley predicted by engineering everyone through conditioning. The debate between nature vs nurture has battled for over a century and half, as to whether genes or environment play a role in human nature. Steven Pinker a Canadian psychologist, says that genes are the reason for human behavior. Pinker reinforces his idea by talking about children, “[Anyone with a] child knows that kids come into the world with certain temperaments and talents” (Pinker, 2003). Environmental factors do not play a detrimental role in the development of children, the genes determine how the child will work. Some genes may cause children to have a bad temper, while other genes may make children behave. To edit genes was thought of as a game changer, to be able to remove unwanted traits such as the cancer gene or make people immune to every known bacteria and virus known to man. Today there is CRISPR or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat. According to Harvard University “CRISPR changed not only the way basic research is conducted, but also the way we can now think about treating diseases” (CRISPR, para 1). Humans can edit genes in other humans to remove genes that are thought as being unworthy or useless. CRISPR can be similar to Brave New World but because of ethics and regulations on changing and or harming a human life, the progress on mass editing of human genes has come to a standstill. In Brave New World their CRISPR is conditioning. Mr. Foster, assistant director talks about how the citizens of the World State are made, “We also predestine and condition. We [determine social classes] Alphas or Epsilons, as future sewage workers” (pg. 13). Conditioning is determining what a person is going to do and what they are going to be in life. Conditioning is the same as CRISPR because the World

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