The assembly lines were first discovered by Henry Ford in 1913. Henry Ford wanted to make his vehicles available to everyone by, “installing the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and 30 minutes” (Ford, 2014, para. 1). How Assembly line Idea was Developed Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry with the assembly line invention; this new factory idea came from him observing the continuous-process production.
Then he started fixing peoples watches then as he grew older he started making other things like a quadricycle and a gas engine in the late 1890’s. His inventions changed the way that people would travel the ways that wars would be fought and captivated a nation. In my essay I’m going to focus on Ford Motor Company’s Ford Mustangs. Ford Motor Company was started on June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford and some other investors. When Ford Motors first started it was only one of fifteen car manufacturers in Detroit and one of eighty-eight in the United States.
An Analysis of Catch 22 Catch 22, by Joseph Heller, is a critique of the society that we live in. Whoever is proud of what we have advanced to, and is unwilling to look at it in a negative light, would find this book very subversive. It threatens and criticizes the way of living of most who pride themselves in living a modern life. Heller shows through the ridiculousness of war how misguided much of modern society has become, in spite of all our so called civilized advancement. Some will find this interesting, thought provoking and enjoy this book.
Time as a commodity is an idea which mainly stems from modern capitalism, and has certainly impacted the way in which we organize time. Those whom are at the head of capitalist society need a more organized view of time in order to have a better and more efficient labor force; in order to buy peoples time modernity needed a more organized view of it. This idea has largely impacted the effect of time on our everyday lives, time as a commodity has meant that we structure much of our lives around time, and the idea that we need to give up our time in order to survive. Time becomes something very valuable under modernity, and this changes our everyday experiences of it. Everything we do is structured around ideas of time, from when we wake up, when we go to work and when we go to sleep, time is one of the most important factors in structuring everyday life.
Hand in Hand: Technology & Individuality Huxley’s Brave New World explores a dystopian society that focuses on how the government controls its people by means of technology. He wrote, “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” He means that even as technology gets better and improves living conditions, people lose a part of their humanity and in a way is inhumane. For Huxley progress should be a combination of technological advancement while preserving individuality (everyone has the capacity to pursue their desires). According to Huxley, the World State is an example of regression because it limits its citizens from free will. Huxley uses John Savage as an example of progression (he refuses to lose his individuality and pursues human emotions) compared to the World State that uses technology as a means for progress but in actuality is in a state of regression because it strips the individuality of its citizens in order to sustain its moto that creates community, identity, and stability.
Freedom is one of the pillars on which modern society is built upon. Our society, though filled with sadness, contains a truer pleasure and quoting Walter Wangerin Junior, “The difference between shallow happiness and a deep, sustaining joy is sorrow”. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World describes a society deprived of its freedom in order to pursue a shallow happiness. Huxley’s representation of the future shows a conditioned consumerist ideology forced upon their denizens. This ideology gives direction to people’s actions, by forcing them to pursue monetary gain; however, by being conditioned to believe this, citizens lose free will in the pursuit of a false joy.
Consumers are taught that they need to have all these things that the businesses are trying to sell. It's true that this desire for things is what drives our economy. The free market has given us great blessings, but it has in some ways also put us on the wrong path -- the path to a selfish, unhappy society. Michael Lerner, who worked as a psychotherapist to middle-income Americans notes that "The problem is that the deprivation of meaning is a social problem, rooted in part in the dynamics of the competitive marketplace, in part in the materialism and selfishness that receive social sanction.... ... middle of paper ... ...sterlin, Richard A. "Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot?".
As written in Huxley’s Brave New World “All conditioning aims at that making people like their unescapable social destiny.” (16) This quote signifies that each group is designed by the World State to hav... ... middle of paper ... ...ey’s novel consumerism is a large part of life in the life of the members of the World State people are encouraged to buy old stuff and get rid of new stuff. These people of society conform to the consumer aspects of ociety. Members of this society were born as consumers. A popular motto is “Ending is better then mending” (Huxley, 52) implying that it is encouraged to buy new stuff rather to keep old stuff. This idealogy implores the need for censorship.
The religion in Brave New World is set by the World Controllers. Technology is worshipped: “Mond’s utopia is a secular culture where religion has been replaced by the worship of Our Ford and Our Freud” (Varricchio n.pag.). Through the futuristic society’s religion, it is made known how big of a part technology now plays in society and one’s life. Fordism is an example of how the world would change for the worse with a world controlled by technology. Congdon explains: Fordism involves an iconography [symbols]; "all crosses had their tops cut off and became T 's," as Mustapha Mond explains, a reference to Ford 's famous Model T automobile...Such a mythology, combined with ectogenesis [the development of embryos in artificial conditions], would lead to the marriage of the assembly line and reproductive technology (“Community, Identity, Stability”).
Even when looking at Huxley's A Brave New World, analyzing religion still helps us understand the actions of the societies and characters within the book. When analyzing religion in any society, one must consider what god the society worships and what purpose that god holds. The `civilized' people in A Brave New World worship the automotive pioneer Henry Ford as their god. But, why is Ford the center of their religion? Henry Ford revolutionized industry altogether by implementing the assembly line.