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Brave new world - utopia + dystopia, genetically engineered future, summary

Brave new world - utopia + dystopia, genetically engineered future, summary

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Brave New World: divided into five castes: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta. Epsilon to lower caste) (from upper made to be as their future demands them to be their destiny is pre-written" artificially /mechanically produced rather than conceived or born by a woman • decanted + raised at the Hatchery and Conditioning Centre obsessed with numbers, records + even with exceeding others atmosphere cold, artificial, dead, sterile, grey. cheerlessness motto community, stability, identity community everyone belongs to everyone loneliness is unheard of : no one is alone but there are different castes: real community only within one caste stability ・is apparently guaranted by the strictness of the caste system also achieved by total control of the state How control/stability is achieved. hypnopaedia sleep teaching conditioning Soma/→> free sex • people think they are free, but of course they are not because they are brainwashed (conditioned) to like what they do to like their caste etc. but the higher castes live well-off eg. materially concerning their jobs etc. · people don't criticize the state + its system no criticism or free thinking identity only the meaning of the "identical" is meant here ·people in BNW don't have a personal identity as we know it · people are only identical within their castes identity is pre-determined happiness, pleasure, satisfaction feel timeless no problems no bad emotions · people are conditioned to like or dislike certain things using behaviorism ·consumption, no rebellion • family: no family / home families cause conflicts promiscuity...

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having changing partners polygamy: having more partners without being married everyone belongs to everyone else Utopia + Dystopia: utopia comes from the Greek words for "no place and good place ・describes an imaginary perfect society set in a distant place or the future (does not exist) →nowhere or nonexistent place • utopian stories focus on future societies there is money wealth + goods are fairly distributed there is no war, only peace a life free of worries history: history is bunk ignorance ·all books are banned it is a garden of delights Garden of Eden absence of illness, suffering + death positive changes of human condition + human nature media leisure time activities dystopia entertainment distraction amusement, fun f.ex. obstacle golf manipulation relaxation propaganda triviality means bad place used to describe pessimistic visions of the future: non-democratic form of government •Suppression of the individual advanced surveillance technology totalitarian or authoritarian form of government • Oppressive control · poor living standard only ruling class is living luxury aim to implicitly criticise negative tendencies in contemporary societies which may become uncontrollable in the future topics environmental disasters, genetic engineering, surveillance technology, war, revolution, rebellion genetically engineered future. genetic engineering direct manimpulation of an organism's genetic make-up •GM food therapeutic cloning reproductive cloning ·animal cloning ・gene-tests or read out of genetic code in general genetic engineering benefits modified to be herbicide resistant or to have better nutritional values aims to manipulate stem cells to develop into tissues or whole organs needed for transplants a cloned embryo would be transplanted into a uterus for development + natural birth it focus is on stopping genetic diseases to rescue extinct or endangered animals · people chose their partners based on the combability of their genes fit together to have a healthy baby (that can as well help or provide stems cells for a disabled baby) to develop treatments + supportive measures for those with genetic diseases · greater control of health prolong life eliminate diseases harms • potential risks to health + environment unknown effects on flora + fauna use stronger herbicides embryo is destroyed method is forbidden in most of the countries because it is ethically controversial kill unborn babies · Critics express ethical concerns • many consumers oppose products from cloned animals · people chose their partners based on the combability of their genes → people don't love each other anymore to weed out babies with incurable diseases life of people with disabilities is less worth living →discrimination designer-babies" an attempt to play God effect => everyone is + looks the same →loss of personality + individuality Summary: 1. introduction The novel "Brave New World" written by Aldous Huxley in 1932 deals with a futuristic utopian world with a totalitarian state in which the most important aims are happiness and stability. It is set in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre and in a Savage Reservation in New-Mexico, in the year 632 After Ford.. Before the given excerpt. In this excerpt.... After the presented scene...

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Brave New World: divided into five castes: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta. Epsilon to lower caste) (from upper made to be as their future demands them to be their destiny is pre-written" artificially /mechanically produced rather than conceived or born by a woman • decanted + raised at the Hatchery and Conditioning Centre obsessed with numbers, records + even with exceeding others atmosphere cold, artificial, dead, sterile, grey. cheerlessness motto community, stability, identity community everyone belongs to everyone loneliness is unheard of : no one is alone but there are different castes: real community only within one caste stability ・is apparently guaranted by the strictness of the caste system also achieved by total control of the state How control/stability is achieved. hypnopaedia sleep teaching conditioning Soma/→> free sex • people think they are free, but of course they are not because they are brainwashed (conditioned) to like what they do to like their caste etc. but the higher castes live well-off eg. materially concerning their jobs etc. · people don't criticize the state + its system no criticism or free thinking identity only the meaning of the "identical" is meant here ·people in BNW don't have a personal identity as we know it · people are only identical within their castes identity is pre-determined happiness, pleasure, satisfaction feel timeless no problems no bad emotions · people are conditioned to like or dislike certain things using behaviorism ·consumption, no rebellion • family: no family / home families cause conflicts promiscuity...

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having changing partners polygamy: having more partners without being married everyone belongs to everyone else Utopia + Dystopia: utopia comes from the Greek words for "no place and good place ・describes an imaginary perfect society set in a distant place or the future (does not exist) →nowhere or nonexistent place • utopian stories focus on future societies there is money wealth + goods are fairly distributed there is no war, only peace a life free of worries history: history is bunk ignorance ·all books are banned it is a garden of delights Garden of Eden absence of illness, suffering + death positive changes of human condition + human nature media leisure time activities dystopia entertainment distraction amusement, fun f.ex. obstacle golf manipulation relaxation propaganda triviality means bad place used to describe pessimistic visions of the future: non-democratic form of government •Suppression of the individual advanced surveillance technology totalitarian or authoritarian form of government • Oppressive control · poor living standard only ruling class is living luxury aim to implicitly criticise negative tendencies in contemporary societies which may become uncontrollable in the future topics environmental disasters, genetic engineering, surveillance technology, war, revolution, rebellion genetically engineered future. genetic engineering direct manimpulation of an organism's genetic make-up •GM food therapeutic cloning reproductive cloning ·animal cloning ・gene-tests or read out of genetic code in general genetic engineering benefits modified to be herbicide resistant or to have better nutritional values aims to manipulate stem cells to develop into tissues or whole organs needed for transplants a cloned embryo would be transplanted into a uterus for development + natural birth it focus is on stopping genetic diseases to rescue extinct or endangered animals · people chose their partners based on the combability of their genes fit together to have a healthy baby (that can as well help or provide stems cells for a disabled baby) to develop treatments + supportive measures for those with genetic diseases · greater control of health prolong life eliminate diseases harms • potential risks to health + environment unknown effects on flora + fauna use stronger herbicides embryo is destroyed method is forbidden in most of the countries because it is ethically controversial kill unborn babies · Critics express ethical concerns • many consumers oppose products from cloned animals · people chose their partners based on the combability of their genes → people don't love each other anymore to weed out babies with incurable diseases life of people with disabilities is less worth living →discrimination designer-babies" an attempt to play God effect => everyone is + looks the same →loss of personality + individuality Summary: 1. introduction The novel "Brave New World" written by Aldous Huxley in 1932 deals with a futuristic utopian world with a totalitarian state in which the most important aims are happiness and stability. It is set in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre and in a Savage Reservation in New-Mexico, in the year 632 After Ford.. Before the given excerpt. In this excerpt.... After the presented scene...