Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

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Discussions regarding technology’s risks, benefits and responsibilities neither begin nor

end at the inception of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. These analyses are held, uneasily, on

the fringes of journalism. Huxley’s infamous dystopian science fiction work, as well as his

experiences with hallucinogens and mysticism, pinned him onto the intellectual map. Nowadays,

in a society that is ruled and run by technology, we can truly recognize certain parallels made

between now and his very intuitive novel written in 1932. Modern civilization is voracious

concerning technological advances and frankly, humanity as no choice but to progress. World

culture dictates that we absolutely must technologically progress for it is the only significant way

to differentiate the future from the past. Technology has slowly gained the ability to change the

way we interact with our peers and surroundings. It has essentially become the new governing

body as it affects the way we speak, study, gather information and control our environment.

Communication and information technology reign supreme as shining examples of technology 's

effect on daily life. And while these advances have instituted various sub-cultures and standards on

a grander humanistic scale, technology is one of the few certainties present on a smaller day-to-day


For lack of a better phrase, technology is a safe bet. Whether society counts the various

benefits on their fingers or whines of its plague,
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