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Dangerous Technology - In Brave New world the author Aldus Huxley describes a world in which people are bred and modified on assembly lines.

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Michel Figot October 10 2002 Block B Dangerous Technology In Brave New world the author Aldus Huxley describes a world in which people are bred and modified on assembly lines. The purpose is to have the people born with certain characteristics to function properly in a pre-assigned job. The director explains the methods to modify the embryo. From the beginning, we see that the State is a technology-based society in which the technological advances are used as mind and body control tools, with the ultimate task of maintaining "social stability." The state performs various procedures to get the outcome they want from each person. The embryo is in the hands of the state and undergoes the Bokanosky process, which consists of shaking the egg so it will separate and have many identical embryos. ...read more.

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They are taught to dislike fear or be fond of objects while being hurt with electric shocks or high volume alarms, -they explain that this is one way to teach the children-but they also use different methods. For example, hypnopaedia. It consists of continuous repetitions of "information" until the person memorizes whatever the state wants. If people start to think by themselves or do anything that could jeopardize the stability, they give them Soma, the perfect drug that causes ultimate happiness. Everyone consumes this drug on their free time because the state thinks that when people have free, time they might start thinking:; thinking could cause revolutionary ideas and that could cause instability. The state dos not control each person decisions, but in the process of being created, individuals are programmed biologically with chemicals to process information a certain way. ...read more.

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The state keeps the society very happy by fulfilling every wish that its members have as fast as they can with soma or all the advanced technological entertainment. People do not worry about their lives because the course of it is already terminal. Most of the people are not capable of thinking by themselves, and the few that can think are afraid to do so or to experiment because they are afraid of being exiled. All the ideas of exile, punishment, and everything that the state wants to transmit to the society, is implanted in their brains throughout their whole life. What the state creates is a society filled with people with the same moral values or ethics that will help them maintain absolute control. This society is kept under control with technology so that the programmed lives of citizens in the new world are controlled from the day of creation until the day of cremation. ...read more.

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