Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Essay

1386 Words Aug 29th, 2016 6 Pages
When thinking of progress, many idealize advancements in science and technology. Developments in science such as genetic engineering leads us to believe that it is beneficial to the society, but that may not be the case. In the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley writes about a “utopia” (World State) where science overrules the society. Huxley warns the readers that the advancement of science can be a threat to a society by satirizing how science is beneficial to the society. In the dystopian novel Brave New World, the advancement of science and technology changed mankind forever in regards of relationships, religion, and most importantly: emotions. One of the many scientific advances that Huxley writes about is in biology. The novel begins with a scene in a laboratory. In the society, the mass production of human beings is made possible using a procedure called the Bokanovsky Process,“One egg, one embryo, one adult-normality. But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full-sized adult. Making ninety-six human beings grow where only one grew before. Progress” (6). The production of human and the general population is a work of machinery. As if human are just the inventions of mechanics. The advancement of technology has led the production of mankind in the hands of machines. People are being made in laboratories, therefore dissuading the…

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