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Brave New World
In the society of Brave New World, the rulers wish for everyone to be happy and contented with their lifes, and they do so with a heavy reliance on technology. It is interesting to note that people are born not the natural way-via a woman's womb-but through the usage of the technology of Darwinian selection. Year Zero in the history of the Brave New World is 1908, the year where Henry Ford launched the Model-T, the first mass-produced car. From here, Ford has now become the God of the society in Brave New World, and hence is what the people believe in.
Ford, their God, was the first ever person to mass-produce car. The concept of manufacturing in Brave New World applies not only to consumer goods and such-everything is mass-produced, even humans. Humans are created by technology in the society of Brave New World. Not only is that the case, these humans are conditioned and programmed to fulfill the tasks they are meant to do. After all, everyone has a part to play when working towards the goal of a utopian society.
In the society of Brave New World, progress is what is sort after. In the novel, technology has become so advanced, that 'up to ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before. Progress'. The concept of manufacturing of cutting capital and at the same time maximise product yield is being put in place. How is it that no one in the society questions this sort of 'manufacturing' system, where humans are objectified and made tools just to achieve a state of utopia? Simple. Even the very people of the society are created and conditioned by this 'manufacturing' system. Hence, with millions and millions of subliminal messages within their sub-conscious, the people can only accept their own fate, unable to oppose the fate that technology has imposed on them.
People are manufactured and conditioned in such a way that they can never break out of their given social position. From the highest level of human being to the lowest, there are the Alphas, Beta, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilon. Through various methods of conditioning, Alphas were made to be leaders, smart, intellectual and critical while on the opposite end of the spectrum the Epsilons were programmed with an inferiority complex as well as an obsession and love for work. The cruel thing about this all, is that no one can escape their fate. Every single thing that we humans seek in life can be easily and readily obtained in Brave New World. Happiness, for one, can be achieved simply by popping in soma, a drug that makes people feel extreme bliss-without any side effects. People of different castes are so flawlessly manufactured and conditioned that they do not once doubt what they are supposed to do to work towards progress, towards a utopia.
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There is, however, a group of beings within the Brave New World that survives within their very own society, separate from the technology reliant Brave New World. They reside in what is known as the Savage Reservation (these people are deemed savage and uncivilised for being 'unnatural'-not born from technology). They live life just like hunters in older days do, counting survival on themselves rather than on technology.
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