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Brave New World Vs. U.S

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Who knew that in 1932 Huxley would be able to predict our world today basically for what it is but in a less realistic manner? When writing Brave New World 80 some years ago he predicted the increase in drug addictions, the more advanced way of life, as well as the lack of emotions the world would have after all those years. He knew that not only the world would grow cold but kids and adults would’ve unattached from one another like we have. While reading “Brave New World” you wouldn’t think it sounds much like our society today, but when looking at the basic outline of how things are in the book and how they are becoming now you see that there are more similarities than you would think based off a prediction a little under a hundred years ago.
In the beginning of the book you see the Hatcheries which are where they decant the babies. They have different classes of society, and there are up to 96 of identical clones from one single ovary. They artificially fertilize the eggs into a test tube. Today we have artificial insemination which is much of the same concept except men are still needed to supply the sperm and it doesn’t cause so many babies to be born but there is more of a chance to have multiple babies than if you don’t artificially inseminate. So Huxley wasn’t too far off, instead of making up to 96 we are just using it to help impregnate those who are having complications. Also, I read on http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=6998135 that there is something called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis that can choose certain things they want their babies to have like blue eyes, and various other traits.
Huxley was also right about the social classes, which have always been going on but not as much as in today society. We ...

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...e or concern for not only each other’s feelings but for the deceased. We are increasing on drug use and slacking on staying married. We are letting more profanity and nonsense into our lives and even our children’s minds. Instead of making our own babies we are using artificial insemination, as well as, you can even pick the gender and maybe even eye color. How much long will it take until we too have what the characters in Brave New World have? Looking at how he wasn’t too far off I would say it won’t be long now.

Works Cited

"DrugFacts: Nationwide Trends." National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIH, n.d. Web. 13 Nov 2013. .
Stone, Gigi. "Fertility Doctor Will Let Parents Build Their Own Baby." abcnews.go.com. World News, 03 Mar 2009. Web. 13 Nov 2013. .

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how huxley predicted the world in 1932 but in a less realistic manner. in brave new world 80, he predicted drug addictions, advanced life, and the lack of emotions.
  • Analyzes how the hatcheries decant babies and artificially fertilize the eggs into a test tube. artificial insemination doesn't cause so many babies to be born but it helps impregnate those with complications.
  • Opines that huxley was right about the social classes, which have always been going on but not as much as in today society.
  • Analyzes how huxley's idea of the world shows that there is more sexual openness and that is even shown through the children when he tells them they should participate in "games."
  • Opines that death isn't mourned over or thought about like it used to be. in brave new world, people don’t feel any kind of emotion.
  • Opines that brave new world's characters don't care because they pop a couple of somas and are back to not feeling any emotions or anything for that fact.
  • Compares the united states and brave new world in terms of the government's control.
  • Opines that the utopian society huxley wrote about isn't far off, but we're letting more profanity and nonsense into our lives and even our children's minds.
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