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Many advanced forms of technology and science are exhibited in Brave New World. This futuristic look at how science can be developed is a scary ,but obvious possibility. Marriage, death, and parental care, among many other things, are eliminated. New drugs are invented and minds are controlled.

The first of look at the science used in this book is seen at the beginning of the book. Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. The Director of World Hatcheries leads the new hatchery students on a tour of a Coditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and presorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class levels range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. The ovaries are surgical removed to prevent pregnecys. Therefore the population is completely under government control. These children are raised not by parents, but are raised in homes.

They are conditioned to the ways of the society.

The second example of science is the drug used to rid the people of their very emotions. When the people feel down, they take some soma, a wonder drug. This drug controls them. They are also controlled by subliminal messages sent through tubes when they are born. They are a conditioned society, a conditioned people, none of which express feelings of their own. Soma also represents instant gratification and it's ability to control a world. It is also a symbol of how powerful science is in the society.

Another example of science used in Brave New World is the use of technology to control a society. The people of the world have now thoughts of their own. They just have sex with everyone. They become engulfed in the entertainment machines that generate pleasure and leisure. They...