The Impact Of Technology In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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The Impact of Technology
“Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn 't help us know what to say. “ - Jonathan Sacks
Technology and science has contributed to making the way we live today easier with inventions such as cars,computers and phones as well as new medical studies leading to better lives. The convenience of these advancements in technology have benefited our world but, what point does the convenience start to control humanity? Aldous Huxley’s novel , Brave New World describes a futuristic utopian society with the misuse of technology causing dehumanization . The novel shows a harmonious society with many
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In Brave New World, everything is mechanized, getting rid of imagination and creativity. Huxley warns us against the control of technology like Vonnegut in Harrison Bergeron, a world where everyone is equal and not better than anyone else the use of technology helps achieve this. “ it was tragic George and Hazel couldn 't think about it very hard..george,while his intelligence was way above normal,had a mental handicap radio turned into a government transmitter” (Vonnegut 7) In this short story all creativity and uniqueness is stripped away from everyone and have technology control them and replacing creativity with dull tasks because machines take over the work.An individual becomes de humanized by all the technology they are forst to wear by th government. In Brave…show more content…
Soma relieves you of any anxiety, negativity or emotions other than happiness. It is how people are payed for going to work with the lowest class getting less and the higher getting larger portions. They are conditioned to believe that "One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments"(Huxley 60). Soma has no side effects causing it to become harmful to society because it is used so much. It is similar to antidepressants and drugs that we have today with the exception of it having no side effects. The drugs are used to escape or lessen the pressures of life. The technology to make drugs with outside effects and to promote them harms a society. With similar drugs like antidepressants are becoming too readily available. “The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that antidepressants should not be used for the initial treatment of mild depression because it said the risk-benefit ratio was poor.” (Donnellan). There are many benefits to these drugs like have a stress free or happy day but when they are to readily available people become dependent upon them when they are not in need of them. The drug also does not let people pursue life when in a dream for a day causing a danger to society because it has no regard for

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