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Hological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual the story's protagoni As a teenager I went through a period of reading a vast number of distopian novels probably all the teenage angst This is the one that has continued to haunt me however long after the my youthful cynicism has died it's death It's basically a book about the utopian ideal everyone's happy everyone has what they want and EVERYTHING is based on logical principles However there is something very rotten at the heart It's about how what we want isn't always what we should get It looks at how state sponsered happiness can entirely miss the point Perhaps most importantly it makes the case for individual freedom rather than authoritarian diktat It should be read hand in hand with Mill's Utilitarianism to get a good idea of the philosophy that inspired itIncidentally I gave this book to my boyfriend as a present for his 18th birthday a rather depressing gift I know At the time he wasn't particularly freaked out by it and said that it didn't hold the same level of dread as say 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale As he's got older however he's found the idea and frightening Six years later it has of a sting in the tail for him I don't know why this should be but I'll hazard a guess that as you get older you're idea of happiness becomes perhaps complex making the ideal of Brave New World even disturbing

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Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley written in 1931 and published in 1932 Largely set in a futuristic World State inhabited by genet Warning The following review contains humor If you read it and actually think that I'm being critical of Huxley try reading it again Here's a hint Look for the irony of the italicized parts when compared to the previous statements If you post a comment that asserts that I'm wrong stupid crazy for this andor try to lecture me on all the points you think I missed then I'm going to assume that you read it literally missed the joke didn't read the other comments where I've already answered this about a dozen times and I will delete your post I have to apologize for this review The concept of this book was so outlandish that I think it made my mind wander and you may find some odd random thoughts scattered in it Anyhow this book was so silly and unrealistic Like any of this could happen In the far future the babies are genetically engineered and designed for certain stations in life with a large workforce bred to be happy with menial jobs that don’t stress them physically or mentally I really should look into getting that data entry position I saw in the job postings It’d be a lot less stressful than what I‘m doing now In addition to all the genetic modifications the children are raised by the state and words like ’father’ and ’mother’ are considered obscenities Subliminal messaging through infancy and childhood also condition people to repeat idiotic platitudes as if they are genuine wisdom I’ve been in a bad mood today I need to turn that frown upside down And since the world economy depends on constant consumption by the highest classes they’re encouraged to be wasteful The collars on a couple of my shirts are a little frayed I should go buy some new ones and throw the old ones out and to engage in activities that demand spending and resource use Should I get a new set of golf clubs? I lost my old ones when we moved but I hadn’t played in a long time But would I play if I got new clubs? There‘s that really nice looking course right down the street I don‘t know how they keep the grass that green in this heat The population even gets to zip around in their own private helicopters rather than cars Man when are they going to come out with jet packs for everyone It’s 2011 and I’m still driving around in a car like a chump I want my jet packCasual sex is actively encouraged Wow These condom commercials on TV have gotten really racy The population is also programmed to be constantly partaking of some form of entertainment and to never just sit uietly and think I’m bored Writing is boring or to be alone Let’s check Facebook and see what all my friends are doingOne of the sillier ideas is that the foundation of this society is Henry Ford’s assembly lines and that Ford has become the most revered figure in history Like a businessman could ever become that popular Is Steve Jobs making any announcements this week? I get itchy when there‘s no new Apple products While everyone seeks to be constantly entertained all of the entertainment panders to the lowest common denominator Hey Jersey Shore is on and the emphasis is on presenting it with gimmicks to engage the audience like ’the feelies’ movies that the audience can also smell and feel the sensation from I wonder if they’ll re release Avatar at the movies so I can see it in 3D again like James Cameron intended? At one point a character complains about the feelies “But they’re told by an idiotworks of art out of practically nothing but pure sensation” I should go see that new Michael Bay Transformers moviePerhaps the most far fetched idea in this is that the population has been trained to sedate themselves with a drug called soma that relives any potential anxieties and keeps people from thinking about anything upsetting I want a beerI guess this Huxley guy might have gotten lucky and predicted a few things but he was way off base about where society was going Successful Intelligence you read it and actually think that I'm being critical of Huxley try reading it again Here's a hint Look for the irony of the italicized parts when compared to the previous statements If The Language of Thorns (Grishaverse, you post a comment that asserts that I'm wrong stupid crazy for this andor try to lecture me on all the points Disoriental you think I missed then I'm going to assume that Vanishing Girls: Detective Josie Quinn you read it literally missed the joke didn't read the other comments where I've already answered this about a dozen times and I will delete Mutants your post I have to apologize for this review The concept of this book was so outlandish that I think it made my mind wander and Hate to Love You (Love/Hate, you may find some odd random thoughts scattered in it Anyhow this book was so silly and unrealistic Like any of this could happen In the far future the babies are genetically engineered and designed for certain stations in life with a large workforce bred to be happy with menial jobs that don’t stress them physically or mentally I really should look into getting that data entry position I saw in the job postings It’d be a lot less stressful than what I‘m doing now In addition to all the genetic modifications the children are raised by the state and words like ’father’ and ’mother’ are considered obscenities Subliminal messaging through infancy and childhood also condition people to repeat idiotic platitudes as if they are genuine wisdom I’ve been in a bad mood today I need to turn that frown upside down And since the world economy depends on constant consumption by the highest classes they’re encouraged to be wasteful The collars on a couple of my shirts are a little frayed I should go buy some new ones and throw the old ones out and to engage in activities that demand spending and resource use Should I get a new set of golf clubs? I lost my old ones when we moved but I hadn’t played in a long time But would I play if I got new clubs? There‘s that really nice looking course right down the street I don‘t know how they keep the grass that green in this heat The population even gets to zip around in their own private helicopters rather than cars Man when are they going to come out with jet packs for everyone It’s 2011 and I’m still driving around in a car like a chump I want my jet packCasual sex is actively encouraged Wow These condom commercials on TV have gotten really racy The population is also programmed to be constantly partaking of some form of entertainment and to never just sit uietly and think I’m bored Writing is boring or to be alone Let’s check Facebook and see what all my friends are doingOne of the sillier ideas is that the foundation of this society is Henry Ford’s assembly lines and that Ford has become the most revered figure in history Like a businessman could ever become that popular Is Steve Jobs making any announcements this week? I get itchy when there‘s no new Apple products While everyone seeks to be constantly entertained all of the entertainment panders to the lowest common denominator Hey Jersey Shore is on and the emphasis is on presenting it with gimmicks to engage the audience like ’the feelies’ movies that the audience can also smell and feel the sensation from I wonder if they’ll re release Avatar at the movies so I can see it in 3D again like James Cameron intended? At one point a character complains about the feelies “But they’re told by an idiotworks of art out of practically nothing but pure sensation” I should go see that new Michael Bay Transformers moviePerhaps the most far fetched idea in this is that the population has been trained to sedate themselves with a drug called soma that relives any potential anxieties and keeps people from thinking about anything upsetting I want a beerI guess this Huxley guy might have gotten lucky and predicted a few things but he was way off base about where society was going

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Ically modified citizens and an intelligence based social hierarchy the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology sleep learning psyc “But I don't want comfort I want God I want poetry I want real danger I want freedom I want goodness I want sin” These are words uttered in the face of tyranny and complete oppression though they are very rare words to be spoken or even thought of in this world because every human passion and sense of creativity is repressed and eradicated through a long and complex process of conditioningAnd that’s what makes this novel so powerful; it’s not unbelievable Like Orwell’s 1984 and Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale there’s just enough truth within Brave New World for it to be real It’s a cruel mirroring of our own existence should we follow a certain path too strongly And that's the wonder of speculative fiction though unlike the other two books there’s no violence involved in Huxley’s world It’s just as controlling and scary but it’s done in a indirect way Sex is on tap everybody should be happyPeople don’t go missing in the night nor are they stoned to death by a group of their peers but they have just as little freedom even if they don’t realise it In this dystopia they are trained from birth to think and feel in a certain way and for whatever reason should they ever deviate from their ordained path they are fed drugs that induce happiness and serenity; thus the populace is kept within their desired space and persist with the tasks they were born to do Very few of them even consider that this is wrong; this is all they have known And to make things even maniacally clever all physical and sexual needs are fulfilled completely as everybody belongs to everybody else in every sense with the ultimate goal of people never developing desire All desire should be fulfilled nobody wants for anything else People are machines and houses are factories They are mass produced and designed to be one thing and one thing only All values are inverted The idea of showing any emotion is horrific and repulsive Love is unknown and alien Death is associated with sweetness and relief Children are fed candy when they are thought about death so they associate the two together so when as adults they see death they think of treats rather than the loss of someone they have known and worked beside for years In Brave New World people are husks empty and detached without ever realising it John the savage as he enters the new worldI can only admire and praise Huxley’s genius through the writing Like all effective dystopian societies reading and information plays an exceedingly important role As with Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 all books have been destroyed and made inaccessible John one of the few characters who was born away from the new world stumbles across a volume of Shakespeare and it changes his life He can only think and feel in Shakespearean language and begins to view the world through a semi romantic lens and only finds depravity when he walks into the new world It’s everything he hates He has been termed the savage though he knows and understands the real meaning of the term even if those who call him such do not Naturally he becomes depressed and isolated in this new space a space that he cannot be a part of or accepted in not that he would want to be And I found him by far the most interesting and compelling character within the story because he is the only one to really look beyond the boundaries of his own experience and to find it wanting So this is a terribly important novel and I can’t believe I have only just read it If you haven’t read it already you know what you have to do This isn’t something to be missed It’s a novel that made me think and imagine in a way a book hasn’t done in uite some timeYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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